Health Care and Coverage

BadgerCare Plus is a health care coverage program for low-income Wisconsin residents.
The guide helps Wisconsin residents make better health care choices by providing easy access to useful health care information.
A do-not-resuscitate order directs emergency medical technicians, first responders and emergency health care facilities personnel not to attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the person for whom the order is issued if that person suffers cardiac or respiratory arrest.
Find information about end of life planning, including advance directives, living wills, health care power of attorney, do-not-resuscitate orders, and organ donation.
Family Care is a Medicaid managed long-term care program for frail elders and adults with disabilities. The program provides a wide range of health and long-term care services.
The Family Planning Only Services Program provides men and women with certain family planning-related services and supplies to prevent unplanned pregnancies.
File a complaint regarding care or services provided by an entity the Department regulates or report public assistance fraud.
Find information about vaccine recommendations, vaccine preventable diseases, immunization coverage rates, and the Wisconsin Immunization Registry.
The IRIS program is a Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services waiver for self-directed long-term supports. The program is an option for adults with long-term care needs.
Wisconsin's ForwardHealth Medicaid plans for the elderly, blind or disabled provide health care for those who are: Age 65 or older, blind or disabled, With family income at or below the monthly program limit, and Who are United States citizens or legal immigrants.
The Medicaid Purchase Plan offers people with disabilities who are working or interested in working the opportunity to buy health care coverage through the Wisconsin Medicaid Program.
Information on mental health care options in Wisconsin.
Non-emergency medical transportation is a public transportation and shared ride service. Rides can include public transportation (such as a city bus), rides in specialized medical vehicles, or rides in other types of vehicles depending on your medical and transportation needs.
In accordance with Wis. Adm. Code DHS chapter 137.01, the Department operates and maintains the Wisconsin donor registry as a means for individuals to make anatomical gifts. These gifts can save and improve lives through transplantation, therapy, research, and education.
Prescription drugs are a major expense for many health care consumers. Here are some places to turn for help and information.
The Vaccines For Children (VFC) program is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of inability to pay. CDC buys vaccines at a discount and distributes them to grantees—i.e., state health departments and certain local and territorial public health agencies—which in turn distribute them at no charge to those private physicians' offices and public health clinics registered as VFC providers. Children who are eligible for VFC vaccines are entitled to receive those vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
The Wisconsin Chronic Disease Program (WCDP) offers assistance to Wisconsin residents with chronic renal disease, hemophilia, and adult cystic fibrosis.
The Wisconsin Well Woman Program (WWWP) provides preventive health screening services to women with little or no health insurance coverage. Well Woman pays for mammograms, Pap tests, certain other health screenings, and multiple sclerosis testing for women with high risk signs of multiple sclerosis.
Last Revised: December 19, 2014