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.
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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414-257-6981 or 414-257-7245
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