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Winnebago Mental Health Institute

Over 150 years of caring for Wisconsin

Since 1873, Winnebago Mental Health Institute (WMHI) has been a key behavioral health service provider in Wisconsin. WMHI is accredited by The Joint Commission.

What we do

WMHI staff help people of all ages living with challenging behaviors and complex psychiatric conditions. The goal is to help patients get better, recover, and return home to live a healthy life. All patients come from county health and human services agencies and the court system.

Learn more about WMHI patients and services.

Our staff

WMHI wouldn’t be what it is today without its caring team. Our diverse staff works hard to make sure patients get what they need for treatment.

People love working at WMHI to make a difference. As state employees, they also get great benefits.

Grow the health care career and future you've always wanted. We're hiring!

We are currently hiring nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, and certified nursing assistants to fill essential health care positions in our seven care and treatment facilities across Wisconsin, including WMHI. If you’re ready to advance your career and enrich your personal life, all while creating an impact on the lives of the patients under our care, explore our available positions.

Find health care career opportunities

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Interested in a career not related to health care? We have those, too! Learn more about all career opportunities at WMHI.

Our work with the Wisconsin START Initiative

In 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services contracted with the National Center for START Services to evaluate the state’s service system for people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health needs. Called the START Scan (PDF), this evaluation helped us learn how effective services and supports are for people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health needs in Wisconsin.

The START Scan will drive our next steps to make improvements. We need your help to analyze and address the START Scan's findings in Wisconsin. Visit our START Initiative page to learn more and see how to get involved.

Where to find us

WMHI is on Oshkosh’s north side. View driving directions to WMHI.

Our mailing address:

Winnebago Mental Health Institute
PO Box 9
Winnebago, WI 54985

Contact WMHI.

Last revised April 4, 2024