Addiction Consultation Provider Hotline

A tool for health care providers

The University of Wisconsin Addiction Consultation Provider Hotline offers on-call help to health care providers who seek support and direction to treat patients with substance use issues. This includes addictions to alcohol, nicotine, marijuana, opioids, and stimulants.  

How to use the hotline

  • Providers in the Madison area should call 608-263-3260.
  • Providers outside of the Madison area should call 800-472-0111.

The hotline is available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All calls are returned within 15 minutes.


The goal of this project is to offer real-time support and expertise from specialists in addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry, psychology, and alcohol and other drug abuse counseling. The focus is on the immediate needs of the patient in the health care provider's office. The specialists on the hotline also will provide advice on longer-term care and follow-up. 

Open to all health care providers

This hotline is operated by the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Health. It is open to all health care providers statewide. Health care providers do not need to be affiliated with UW-Madison or UW Health to use the service. 

This hotline is funded through a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

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Last Revised: May 6, 2021