Consumer Guide to Health Care - Information and Support for People with Disabilities or Chronic Illnesses

Disabilities and Impairments from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, includes links to information about programs and resources for Wisconsin residents affected by disabilities.

Consumer information about health and residential care providers is also available from the Department of Health Services.

The Wisconsin Chronic Disease Program (WCDP) offers assistance to Wisconsin residents with chronic renal disease, hemophilia and adult cystic fibrosis.

Consumer Information Reports, from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, provide information to help you assess the quality of care provided by facilities for people with developmental disabilities.

Independent Living Centers (ILC): ILCs are non-profit organizations that provide an array of services to people with disabilities.  The services include peer support, information and referral, independent living skills training, and person and systems advocacy.

Easter Seals Wisconsin (exit DHS): Easter Seals' mission is to increase independence, maximize opportunities, minimize barriers and enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities. Here you will find information on Easter Seals programs, services, and special events in Wisconsin.

Disability Rights Wisconsin (exit DHS) is a private, nonprofit agency that provides protection and advocacy for people with disabilities throughout Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (exit DHS) plans and advocates for support for people with developmental disabilities in Wisconsin.

ABC for Health (exit DHS) is a nonprofit public interest law firm that focuses on health care access in Wisconsin with a special focus on families with children who have disabilities.  Its health benefits counselors can suggest coverage or payment options you may not be aware of. The firm's services are free to families with children under the age of 19 and pregnant women.

Last Revised: April 29, 2015