Behavioral Health Division


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The Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division (BHD) empowers safe, healthy and meaningful lives through connections that support recovery.  We ensure that everyone in Milwaukee County gets connected to great behavioral health care - no matter the severity of their illness or ability to pay. BHD promotes hope through innovative recovery programs in behavioral health wellness, recovery, research and education for individuals and families.


What's New

BHD is hiring mental health nurses

Visit our Nursing Careers page to read about a nursing career at BHD, browse current openings and employment perks, and watch videos of our nurses, telling you what it's like to work at BHD. Learn more.


Learn About BHD

Crisis Services

Milwaukee County Crisis Services provides help to individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis.


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Substance Abuse Recovery Services

Community Access to Recovery Services (CARS) provides a full array of supportive, recovery-oriented services for persons with severe and persistent mental illness and/or issues with alcohol or other drug abuse.


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Inpatient Services


Inpatient Services

Through Inpatient Services, we provide service to mentally ill adults, children and adolescents who need the support of a hospital environment. 


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Help for Children and Adolescents

We offer an array of mental and behavioral health services designed specifically to support children, adolescents and their families and natural support systems. This includes Wraparound Milwaukee - a unique type of managed care program - designed to provide comprehensive, individualized and cost effective care to children with complex mental health and emotional needs.


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Nursing Jobs

Nursing Jobs

The Behavioral Health Division is hiring for both part-time and full-time RN positions. Click the link below and learn more about what it is like to be a part of the BHD team from our own nurses.


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Mental Health Board

The Milwaukee County Mental Health Board (MHB) is made up of 13 members and includes mental health professionals, consumers and advocates. The MHB is responsible for setting policy for the Behavioral Health Division. We invite you to join us at an upcoming meeting, review the work we have done and reach out to us with questions. 


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Media Center

News & Events

Get updates on recent media coverage, press releases and community events. 


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Additional Mental Health Resources


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) | Greater Milwaukee is a community-based, self-help, support, education and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of those with mental illness, their families and those touched by mental illness.

Mental Health America of Wisconsin is an affiliate of the nation’s leading community-based non-profit dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives. 



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General Information

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division 
9455 Watertown Plank Road,  Milwaukee, WI 53226


Medical Records /
Release of Information

Fax: 414-257-8167

Human Resources



Administrative Contact:

Jodi Mapp




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