Behavioral Health Division
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
Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division
9455 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226
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Release of Information
414-257-6981 or 414-257-7245
24-Hour Crisis Line