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Consumer Guide: Finding and Choosing Mental Health Care Treatment Programs

In Wisconsin, the state licenses and regulates certain mental health care treatment programs based on these Wis. Admin. Code chapters:

There’s a directory with details about each treatment program in Wisconsin. View the directory in Excel or as a PDF.

View community mental health services provider directory as a PDF (PDF)

View community mental health services provider directory in Excel (Excel)

There’s also a directory of providers who can take payments from Medicare, Medicaid, and other third-party billing.

View individual provider directory (PDF)

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.
Last revised September 27, 2023