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Mental Health Treatment Programs: Certification Information

Select Initial Certification or Recertification in the table below for application information for each mental health treatment program. 

Certification may be required prior to an entity receiving reimbursement under Wis. Stat. ch. 51, 3rd party reimbursement and/or reimbursement for participants in the Medicaid program.

For substance use treatment information, visit Substance Use Treatment Programs: Certification Information.

Mental Health Treatment Programs

Wis. Admin. Code
Program Certification Type
DHS 34 Mental Health, Emergency Mental Health Service Programs Initial Certification Recertification
DHS 35 Mental Health, Outpatient Mental Health Clinics Initial Certification Recertification
DHS 36 Mental Health, Comprehensive Community Services For application materials contact the Division of Quality Assurance, Behavior Health Certification Section at 608-261-0656.
DHS 40 Mental Health Day Treatment Services for Children Initial Certification Recertification
DHS 50 Mental Health, Youth Crisis Stabilization Facilities Initial Certification  
DHS 61.71 Mental Health, Inpatient Program Initial Certification Recertification
DHS 61.75 Mental Health, Day Treatment Program Initial Certification Recertification
DHS 61.79 Mental Health, Children and Adolescent Inpatient Program Initial Certification Recertification
DHS 63 Mental Health, Community Support Programs for Chronically Mental Ill Persons Initial Certification Recertification


Last revised September 27, 2023