In Wisconsin, the state licenses and regulates certain mental health care treatment programs based on these Wis. Admin. Code chapters:
- Wisconsin Admin. Code ch. DHS 34 - Emergency Mental Health Service Programs
- Wisconsin Admin. Code ch. DHS 35 - Outpatient Mental Health Clinics
- Wisconsin Admin. Code ch. DHS 36 - Comprehensive Community Services for Persons with Mental Disorders and Substance-Use Disorders
- Wisconsin Admin. Code ch. DHS 40 - Mental Health Day Treatment for Youth
- Wisconsin Admin. Code ch. DHS 61 - Community Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
- Wisconsin Admin. Code ch. DHS 63 - Community Support Programs for Chronically Mentally Ill Persons
There’s a directory with details about each treatment program in Wisconsin. View the directory in Excel or as a PDF.
There’s also a directory of providers who can take payments from Medicare, Medicaid, and other third-party billing.
What is a mental health care treatment program?
A mental health care treatment program is a set of activities designed for someone with a mental health concern or mental illness. Programs include:
- Intervention and prevention efforts.
- Day treatment.
- Inpatient (checking into a hospital) and outpatient facilities.
- Residential programs.
- Employment services.
When looking for mental health treatment, it’s important to find a program that you like and trust. We have resources to help you choose a mental health care treatment program that works for you.
Mental health care treatment resources
Expand the section that applies to you to view a list of resources. Select a link to learn more.
Provider Search - Use the Provider Search tool to find health and residential care providers in Wisconsin. You can filter results to show only certain types of facilities, such as a substance use treatment program or mental health treatment program.
These resources can help you understand laws that protect you and your care.
- Mental Health Treatment Programs - Learn more about how mental health treatment programs are regulated in Wisconsin.
- Client Rights Office - Find out how to get advice about your rights from a team of experts. This office helps people who get services for a disability, mental health, or substance use. They’ll tell you more about your rights under the law, Wis. Stat. §§ 51.30 and 51.61, and what they mean.
- Complaints or Problems with Your Health Care - Find out how to file a complaint about your health care. Includes issues with health and residential care facilities, providers, insurance, and medical bills.
- End-of-Life Planning - Learn about how to plan for the end of life. Includes details on advance directives, do-not-resuscitate orders, privacy rights, and more.