Wisconsin's Functional Screen

Wisconsin's Functional Screen system is a web-based application used to collect information about an individual's functional status, health, and need for assistance for various programs that serve the frail elderly and people with intellectual/developmental or physical disabilities. The screen is used to determine functional eligibility for certain mental health services, adult long-term care programs, and children's long-term support programs. Experienced professionals, usually social workers or registered nurses, who have taken an online training course and passed a certification exam are able to access and administer the screen.

Resources for certified screeners: Adult LTCFS, Children's LTS, MH/AODA, General Resources for all Screeners

General Information

Resources for Adult Long Term Care Functional Screen (LTCFS) Screeners


Resources for Children's Long-Term Support (CLTS) Screeners

Introduction to the CLTS FS Quality Tool

Refresher Training for Certified CLTS Screeners

Institutional Levels of Care in CLTS Programs


Resources for Mental Health/AODA Screeners


General Resources for All Screeners

¹The papers above were prepared as part of Wisconsin's applications to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for approval of the Children's Long-Term Support and Adult Long-Term Care Functional Screens.

Last Revised: July 30, 2020