Behavioral Health Division


The Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division promotes hope through innovative recovery programs in behavioral health wellness, recovery, research and education for individuals and families.

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

Media Center

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


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About Us


The Behavioral Health Division provides care and treatment to adults, children, and adolescents with mental illness, substance use disorders, and intellectual disabilities through both Countyoperated 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.



The Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division through early assessment and intervention promotes hope for individuals and their families through innovative recovery programs in behavioral health wellness, recovery, research and education.



The Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division, through fostering strategic community partnerships, will become an Integrated Behavioral Health System providing a dynamic, and comprehensive array of services, including community based, emergency, and acute services, to meet the behavioral health care needs of individuals and families.




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

414-257-6981 or 414-257-7245

Fax: 414-257-8167


Human Resources



Michael Lappen, MS, LPC



Administrative Contact:

Jodi Mapp





24-Hour Crisis Line



Milwaukee Regional Medical Center Resource Guide



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