Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DMHSAS)

The Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DMHSAS) manages and supports seven residential facilities, community mental health and substance use services, community forensic treatment services, and the protection of client rights in mental health and substance use treatment settings statewide.

Programs and Services within the Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Bureau of Prevention Treatment and Recovery

The Bureau of Prevention Treatment and Recovery is committed to reducing the impact of mental illness and substance use disorders on Wisconsin’s citizens and communities. Staff manages and supports community mental and substance use disorder services in partnership with county and community agencies statewide. 

Client Rights Office

The Client Rights Office staff work collaboratively with individuals receiving services for mental illness, developmental disability, or substance use in the community and at facilities operated by the Department of Health Services to ensure patient rights are preserved.

Residential Facilities

The Department of Health Services operates seven residential facilities, including two mental health institutes, two secure treatment facilities, and three centers for the developmentally disabled.

Psychiatric Hospitals

Secure Treatment Centers

Centers for the Developmentally Disabled

Office of Community Forensic Services

The Office of Community Forensic Services operates treatment programs that support individuals with criminal justice histories and associated mental health concerns.  This work is performed in partnership with Wisconsin's judicial, correctional, and mental health systems.

Division of Mental Health and
Substance Abuse Services

1 W. Wilson St.
P.O. Box 7851
Madison, WI 53707-7851
608-266-2717

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Last Revised: July 18, 2016