Mental Health Services
CARS provides a variety of services to help adults with mental illness achieve the greatest possible independence and quality of life by assessing individual needs and facilitating access to appropriate community services and supports. Individuals can receive referrals to a variety of services, including:
► Targeted Case Management;
► Community Support Programs;
► Day Treatment;
► Group Home Placements;
► Community Recovery Services (CRS); and
Call (414) 257-8095 for guidance on accessing Mental Health services for yourself or someone else. Qualified mental health professionals may also refer an eligible individual by completing the SAIL referral form
, available in the Forms section
of this site.
Individuals who are uninsured or indigent may access outpatient mental health treatment by contacting the BHD Access Clinic
at (414) 257-7665.
Wisconsin Supports Everyone's Recovery (WIser) Choice
is Milwaukee County’s public alcohol and drug treatment and recovery service system. Partnerships with community partners have expanded the choice of providers for clinical treatment and recovery support services for eligible individuals. WIser Choice is open to County residents ages 18-59 with a history of alcohol or drug use, with priority given to families with children and pregnant women (regardless of age). Individuals may access the WIser Choice system by visiting one of the Central Intake Units (CIU):
6737 West Washington Street, Suite 2225
M&S Clinical Services
2821 North 4th Street, Milwaukee
CIUs conduct assessments on a first-come-first-served basis, Monday thru Friday, and provide referrals to treatment services, including: Outpatient; Care Coordination; Day Treatment; Residential; Methadone Maintenance; Detoxification; and Recovery Support Services
WIser Choice Provider Information:
Milwaukee Co-Occurring Competency Cadre (MC3)
is a system-wide initiative to improve the service quality and experience for Milwaukee County residents with complex and co-occurring needs. The Vision is that every program and person in the MC3 will become a welcoming, person-centered, trauma-informed, recovery-oriented, co-occurring capable program. The Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division and CARS Division are proud members of MC3.
For more information on MC3 and how you or your agency can get involved, please contact our MC3 Coordinator at (414) 257-5413.
2017 CARS NIATx Collaborative Meetings:
• February 15 • April 19 • June 21
• August 16 (potential storyboard marketplace event) • October 18 • December 20
All CARS NIATx Collaborative Meetings are held from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at BHD CARS, 44B Training Room