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 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.


At the Behavioral Health Division, we provide the people of Milwaukee County with a comprehensive array of the highest quality behavioral health care services. It’s in our DNA to constantly and courageously push for better in our community - because everyone in Milwaukee County deserves access to high-quality behavioral health services that can help them and change their lives. And because every single person deserve access to compassionate, quality care, no matter the severity of their illness or their ability to pay. 


We empower safe, healthy and meaningful lives by ensuring that everyone gets connected to great behavioral health care.


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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.




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



Michael Lappen, MS, LPC



Administrative Contact:

Jodi Mapp





24-Hour Crisis Line



Milwaukee Regional Medical Center Resource Guide



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