Functional Screen: Mental Health/Substance Use - Screener Instructions

Wisconsin’s Functional Eligibility Screen for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services was developed in 2001. It is a secure online functional needs assessment with programmed logic to determine eligibility for the following programs: 

The screen determines eligibility for mental health and substance use disorder programs for people age 18 and over. It can be completed for youth age 16 and over to allow for advanced planning. 

The screen includes the following: 

  • Community living skills
  • Crises and symptoms
  • Risk factors
  • Alcohol or other drug problems and treatment 
  • Psychiatric diagnoses 
  • Other diagnoses 
Last Revised: July 23, 2020