The purpose of this guide is to help Wisconsin residents make better health care choices by providing easy access to useful information. To meet this goal, we have identified links to Wisconsin-based organizations and databases wherever possible. Links are also provided to the most comprehensive national sites.
The Consumer Guide to Health Care was developed in response to a mandate in Chapter 153, Wisconsin Statutes.
How to file a complaint about health and residential care facilities, doctors or dentists, other health professionals, your health plan, and medical debt.
How to find and choose doctors, dentists, hospitals, nursing homes, and other types of health and residential care providers.
How to choose among your insurance options, state and federal insurance programs, and options if you are on Medicare, running a small business, buying insurance on your own or losing your insurance.
Finding free or reduced-fee health care; dealing with problems with a provider, your insurance, or medical debt; coping with a disability or chronic illness; and finding information for caregivers.
Information about advance directives, do-not-resuscitate information, organ donation, access to privacy of health information, and legal help.
Finding the safest and highest quality health care, treatment options, information on health care charges, how to find reliable help on the Web, and other government and private sources of help and information.
Information about pregnancy and childbirth, dealing with difficulties and complications, and keeping children and teens healthy.
Find information regarding health insurance for farmers, migrant workers, and farmers with disabilities.
Wisconsin and national resources about health care for seniors.
Immunization guidelines, Wisconsin immunization registry, and preventive care.