An Emergency Mental Health Service program means a coordinated system of mental health services, which provides an immediate response to assist a person experiencing a mental health crisis. Outpatient emergencies include socio-emotional crises, attempted suicides, family crises, and if needed, transportation to an emergency room of a general hospital for medical treatment.
Up to 2 years with an annual fee.
The Division of Quality Assurance sends desk or site renewal information at least 60 days prior to expiration. These materials are to be returned within 30 days of expiration. If you require duplicate information, contact the Division of Quality Assurance, Behavioral Health Certification Section at the number or email above.
The following applications are required for an Emergency Mental Health Service Program recertification:
- Emergency Mental Health Service Program Recertification Application - DHS 34, F-00571
- Behavioral Health Services Recertification Application - DHS 94 Patients Rights and Resolution of Patient Grievances DHS 92 Confidentiality of Treatment Records, F-00276
* This application should be completed once per certificate annually.
Wisconsin Stat. ch. 51, State Alcohol, Drug Abuse, Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Act
WI Administrative Code
Wisconsin Admin. Code ch. DHS 12, Caregiver Background Checks
Wisconsin Admin. Code ch. DHS 13, Reporting and Investigation of Caregiver Misconduct
Wisconsin Admin. Code ch. DHS 34, Emergency Mental Health Service Programs
Wisconsin Admin. Code ch. DHS 92, Confidentiality of Treatment of Records
Wisconsin Admin. Code ch. DHS 94, Patient Rights and Resolution of Patient Grievances
Visit the Mental Health Treatment Programs webpage for more information.