Behavioral Health Division

Pre-solicitation Public Announcement 


The Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division is preparing a Request for Proposal (RFP) For  A Provider of Crisis (Emergency Department), Observation and Inpatient Care (Acute Adult and Child and Adolescent) Services for the Behavioral Health Division – Including High Acuity and Involuntary Detention Services.  A recording of the Behavioral Health Divison Board meeting of 6.25.2015 where the discussion can be heard can be found on this website under Mental Health Board.


Pre-proposal Conference materials can be found on the Mental Health Board page.



Community Advisory Group Meeting Notice

There will be a CAG meeting on July 20, 2015.  (Link to the Public Meeting Notice)





Look inside the Behavioral Health Division, and discover how a career at BHD makes a difference.




link to >>> BHD Mission and Vision Statement


The Behavioral Health Division provides care and treatment to adults, children, and adolescents with mental illness, substance use disorders, and intellectual disabilities through both County-operated programs and contracts with community agencies.  Services include intensive short-term treatment through our crisis services and inpatient services, as well as a full array of supportive community services for persons with serious mental illness and substance use disorders. Long-term inpatient care is provided through the Division's nursing home programs.


Check back regularly to view our data dashboard that is maintained and updated in conjunction with community-wide mental health redesign initiatives.


 Long-term Unit Closures

Please click here for some Frequently Asked Questions regarding the long-term care unit closures at BHD.


The Patient & Family Education Series

The Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division's Chief Medical Officer, John Schneider, MD is presenting a series of presentations focused on education for patients and family members. The panel discussions will provide a brief overview of an important mental health related community issues and a series of questions and answers from panel members. There will also be open questions for the panel members from the audience. 


Contact Jennifer Eckert at (414) 257-7217 to volunteer support or get more information.




The Behavioral Health Division's Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) Committee launched a project in 2011 aimed at educating all staff about Trauma-Informed Care and beginning a culture of change.  Below is a link to additional information on TIC. 


Trauma-Informed Care PowerPoint presentation




Links to additional mental health resources:




BHD Privacy Notice







General Information


Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division 

9455 Watertown Plank Road,  Milwaukee, WI 53226




Medical Records /

Release of Information

414-257-6981 or 414-257-7245

Fax: 414-257-8167


Human Resources



Patricia Schroeder



Administrative Contact:

Jodi Mapp





24-Hour Crisis Line



Milwaukee Regional Medical Center Resource Guide




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