The services offered at the Mental Health Center focus on resilience, successful community living, and great life satisfaction. The hardworking staff aim to provide meaningful participation of consumers and their recovery teams (families or other chosen support systems) as partners in the recovery process. This flexible and creative workforce empowers consumers to lead their recovery journey by building skills and effi ciently utilizing available resources, including natural supports, to achieve positive recovery outcomes.
To be eligible for ongoing services, an individual must be a resident of Waukesha County. All programs are certified by the State of Wisconsin.
Fee Information: Costs are covered by a variety of sources, sometimes more than one source, such as Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance or HMO and patient fees.
Information and Referral: The mental health intake worker is available during regular business hours, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, to answer questions and to help you find the right services to meet your needs. Call (262) 548-7666.
Online Resources for Recovery Support during the COVID-19 public health emergency: Click here for online mental health support for consumers, families, and clinicians.
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The Outpatient Mental Health & Substance Use Clinic provides mental health and substance use services to individuals of all ages. Among these services are individual, group, and family therapy, psychiatric evaluation, consultation, and medication management, emergency mental health assessment and case management. Substance use treatment includes individual and group therapy, education and evaluation services. Click here to learn more about Substance Use Services at Waukesha County DHHS.
The Children's Mental Health Outreach Unit of the clinic provides specialized services for children with severe emotional disabilities and their families.
Learn more about applying for Badgercare, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services healthcare coverage program for low income state residents.
Open Access Admissions:
Hours for Open Access are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12:30pm until 3:00pm and Tuesday and Friday mornings from 8:30am until 10:00am.
Open Access Assessment times are not prescheduled and are available in limited quantities each day, so please plan accordingly.
Client Rights and Privacy Notices
Call Admissions at (262) 548-7666 with questions.
The Community Support Program provides treatment, rehabilitation, outreach and support services to adult individuals with a long-term mental illness. Program goals include reducing the incidence of inpatient stays and improving the client's quality of life in the community. Each person entering the program is assigned to a case manager who develops an individualized treatment plan, provides outreach, and coordinates all support services. The case manager works with each client to understand and manage his/her illness and provides consultation and education to family members and significant others.
CSP case managers work out regular visit times with their clients. Rehabilitative and social/recreational services are provided. Crisis intervention services are available on a 24-hour basis (See Crisis Intervention under General Information).
Fee Information: Medicaid (Title 19) covers case management, medication monitoring and psychiatric costs. Private insurance, including HMOs, may cover psychiatric and medication monitoring costs. Psychiatric costs not covered by Title 19 or insurance are billed based on ability to pay.
The Waukesha County Mental Health Center has limited visiting hours. Please call for information: 262-548-7986 OR 262-548-7985.
Inpatient Services operates a 16-bed adult psychiatric hospital for the treatment of individuals in need of hospital care in order to stabilize symptoms, adjust medication as needed, and return to the community safely. Patients and their families work with a treatment team which includes a psychiatrist, psychologist, medical consultant, nursing staff, social worker, occupational therapy staff, and an alcohol and other drugs (AODA) counselor.
Inpatient services for children are arranged through a number of community based hospitals.
Effective for Dates of Service: January through December 2023
Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) is a voluntary, community-based program that provides an array of community-based psychosocial rehabilitation services for children and adults who have Mental Health and/or Substance Use conditions. The program is certified by the WI Department of Health Services-Division of Quality Assurance under WI-DHS 36 administrative code.
The CCS program focuses on:
Basic eligibility criteria include:
Adults can refer themselves by calling the Waukesha County DHHS Outpatient Mental Health Clinic at (262) 548-7666. For children and youth referrals, parents/legal guardians should call (262) 896-3397.
LEARN MORE - View and/or download the CCS program brochures:
Adult program brochure for Comprehensive Community Services (CCS)
Youth program brochure for Comprehensive Community Services (CCS)
Crisis Intervention services are available to persons of all ages 24/7. Services are voluntary unless a situation presents with substantial probability of physical harm to self or others. Call 9-1-1 for any immediate safety concerns, including suicide attempts or violence. Some of the crisis intervention services provided include suicide assessment, other risk assessment, safety planning, crisis de-escalation, phone support, information and referrals, and crisis planning. Services take place in a variety of settings including Waukesha County Department of Health & Human Services clinic, schools, homes, and community agencies. Each member of the crisis team is a licensed mental health professional trained in providing emergency mental health services to persons experiencing a crisis. To access crisis intervention services during regular business hours, call the Waukesha County Outpatient Mental Health Clinic at (262) 548-7666 and ask to speak with a crisis worker. During non-business hours, contact Impact/2-1-1 via the Waukesha County hotline at (262) 547-3388 and ask to speak with a Waukesha County mental health crisis worker.
To view the Waukesha County Mobile Crisis Intervention brochure, click here.
To view the Crisis Intervention Services Billing, Insurance, and Payment Information Brochure, click here.