Regional Centers for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)

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Promoting quality care for children and youth with special health care needs in Wisconsin.


Wisconsin has five Regional Centers dedicated to supporting families with children and youth with special health care needs and the providers who serve them. The Centers are staffed by specialists who can help get answers, find services, and connect you to community resources. Their services are free and private.

Physicians may refer a child with special health care needs to a Regional Center using this referral form (PDF, 326 KB).


Northern Regional Center
Phone: 866-640-4106

Northeast Regional Center
Phone: 877-568-5205

Southeast Regional Center
Phone: 800-234-KIDS (5437)

Southern Regional Center
Phone: 800-532-3321

Western Regional Center
Phone: 800-400-3678


  • Information on a child's special needs
  • Problem-solving
  • Services in the community or state
  • Assistance locating doctors and dental care
  • Communicating with schools
  • Health benefits assistance
  • Transition planning
  • Parent-to-parent support
  • Training and advocacy for Medical Home
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Order copies of Regional Center brochures:
English P-40051 (download .pdf)
Spanish P-40051S (download .pdf)

Wisconsin First Step
Information and links to services for children and youth with special needs, their families and providers. Call 800-642-7837 to speak with a parent specialist. Information is available on services such as Birth to 3/early intervention, financial assistance, parent networking and support, home health care, therapy services, CYSHCN Regional Centers and more.

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Hotline
Information and links to services for pregnant and postpartum women and children. Call 800-722-2295 for information on BadgerCare Plus, WIC, HealthCheck, maternal depression, Prenatal Care Coordination, family planning, developmental screenings, and more.

Last Revised: May 26, 2015