Milwaukee Resources

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division

Category:Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA), Day Treatment, Helplines/Hotlines, Inpatient, Mental Health Services, Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division, Outpatient, Outpatient Treatment
Intake Procedure:Referral required, Self-referrals accepted, Walk-ins accepted
Primary Clients Served:Adolescents, Adults, Children
Type of Payment Accepted:Comprehensive Community Services, Sliding fee scale

Main Office
9455 Watertown Plank Road,
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: (414) 257-6995

Psychiatric Crisis Admissions Center
9455 Watertown Plank Rd.,
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: (414) 257-7260

Comprehensive Community Services (CCS)
9201 Watertown Plank Rd.,
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: (414) 257-8095

Crisis Resource Center - North
5409 W. Villard Street ,
Milwaukee, WI 53218
Phone: 414-539-4024

Crisis Resource Center - South
2057 S. 14th St.,
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Phone: (414) 643-8778

Community Access to Recovery Services (CARS)
9455 Watertown Plank Rd.,
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: 414-257-8095


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 crisis and inpatient services, as well as a full array of supportive community services for persons with serious mental illness and substance use disorders. 414-257-6995 (Main)

Crisis Line: 24-hour mental health and suicide crisis line. Individuals seeking assistance can talk with a professional who is able to provide counseling, information and referrals to community resources. Also assists agencies and individuals working with suicidal individuals and/or people in crisis. (414) 257-7222

Access Clinic: Individuals who are uninsured receive a clinical needs assessment and a referral for services, whether for therapy, medication assessment, or both, on the day of their visit to the clinic. If an individual is determined to be in need of medication, they will be referred for medication evaluation. The clinic can also help to identify additional community-based resources and provides peer support services. New patients are seen in the order of their arrival. Proof of Milwaukee County residency is required. 414-257-7665

Psychiatric Crisis Service Admission Center: Provides 24-hour a day, 7-days a week psychiatric emergency services including assessment, crisis intervention and medication as well as the capacity for observation for up to 48 hours as needed. (414) 257-7260

Children's Mobile Crisis Team: A telephone and mobile crisis service for children and adolescents (to age 18). MUTT will answer questions and concerns about your child by phone or by meeting with you and your child in the community or at home. (414) 257-7621

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. CARS serves Milwaukee County residents through its Mental Health Services and WIser Choice programs, which work together to ensure that individuals receive high quality services for mental health and/or AODA needs. Call for guidance on eligibility and accessing mental health services for yourself or someone else. Qualified mental health professionals may refer eligible individuals by completing a form which can be found on the website. Individuals who are uninsured may access outpatient mental health treatment through the Access Clinic. (414) 257-8095

Comprehensive Community Services (CCS): CCS is a voluntary Medicaid program, serving both adults and children, designed to help individuals coping with mental health, emotional disturbances and /or substance use disorders recover from their conditions and attain the lives they desire. Individuals who participate in CCS work with a care coordinator to design a recovery plan intended to build the skills needed to improve health, promote wellness and attain personal goals. CCS provides a coordinated, comprehensive, community-based array of services. To learn more about CCS, the enrollment process and the services/providers available via the benefit call (414) 257-6060.

Crisis Resource Center: short-term stabilization resource that provide assessment, stabilization, supportive, and recovery services. BHD partners with the Milwaukee Center for Independence or this service.  Call directly to make a referral: There are two locations; 2057 S. 14th Street – 643-8778 and 5409 W. Villard Street – 539-4024

Last Updated: 7/11/2018 | Profile update request