Mental Health, Outpatient Mental Health Clinics (Chapter DHS 35) - Renewal

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Mailing Address

DHS/Division of Quality Assurance
Behavioral Health Certification Section
PO Box 2969
Madison, WI 53701-2969

Outpatient Mental Health Clinics are certified by the Department of Health Services under Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter DHS 35.




An Outpatient Mental Health Clinic is a nonresidential program for persons with problems relating to mental illness to ameliorate or remove the disability and restore more effective functioning and to prevent regression from present level of functioning with services including, but not limited to, evaluation, diagnosis, medical services and psychotherapy.


Up to 2 years with an annual fee.


Annual Fees:

Services/Programs Amount Branch
1 $550.00 Tier 1 $200.00
2 $800.00 Tier 2 $500.00
3 $1,000.00    
4 $1,175.00    
5 $1,350.00    
Each additional $100.00    


Already certified as an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic.


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 Outpatient Mental Health Clinic recertification:

  • F-00785 (Word) – Outpatient Mental Health Clinic Recertification Application – Chapter DHS 35
  • F-00276* (Word) – Behavioral Health Services Renewal Certification Application Chapter DHS 94 – Patient Rights and Resolution of Patient Grievances and DHS 92 – Confidentiality of Treatment Records

*This application should be completed once per certificate annually.

WI Statutes

Chapter 51, State Alcohol, Drug Abuse, Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Act

WI Administrative Code

Chapter DHS 12, Caregiver Background Checks
Chapter DHS 13, Reporting and Investigation of Caregiver Misconduct
Chapter DHS 35, Outpatient Mental Health Clinics
Chapter DHS 92, Confidentiality of Treatment of Records
Chapter DHS 94, Patient Rights and Resolution of Patient Grievances

Additional Information

Visit the Mental Health Treatment Programs website for more information.

Last Revised: November 25, 2019