Comprehensive Community Services (CCS)

Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) is a program that helps individuals of all ages live their best life by providing supports that address their unique needs related to mental health and substance use. CCS is intended to assist individuals who are in need of care outside of inpatient settings, but who may have ongoing needs that, if left unaddressed, could result in hospitalizations during times of crisis. As of March 31, 2019, the latest data available, 7,918 individuals were enrolled in CCS.

Available in 66 counties and three tribes

CCS became available to counties and tribes in Wisconsin in 2005. In 2014, the state provided counties and tribes a financial incentive to form regions to increase access to CCS and create efficiencies in administration. Presently, there are 25 certified regions. These regions cover 66 counties and three tribes.

Eligibility for CCS

Eligibility for CCS is determined through a screening process conducted by the county-based or tribal-based provider organization. This screening process is repeated annually to assess the individual's progress.

Contact CCS program staff

The Division of Care and Treatment Services oversees the CCS program for the Department of Health Services. If you have general questions about the program, call 608-266-2717 or email DHS DCTS CCS Support.

For information on services available in your area, use this directory to find contact information for your county or tribal agency.

Last Revised: May 6, 2019