Finding Treatment

telephoneIf you are unsure where to go for help, talk to someone you trust who has experience in mental health—for example, a doctor, nurse, social worker, or religious counselor. Ask their advice on where to seek treatment. If there is a university nearby, its departments of psychiatry or psychology may offer private and/or sliding-scale fee clinic treatment options. Otherwise, check the Yellow Pages under mental health, health, social services, crisis intervention services, hotlines, hospitals,or physicians for phone numbers and addresses. In times of crisis, the emergency room doctor at a hospital may be able to provide temporary help for a mental health problem, and will be able to tell you where and how to get further help.

Listed below are the types of people and places that will make a referral to, or provide, diagnostic and treatment services.

  • Family doctors
  • Mental health specialists, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, or mental health counselors
  • Religious leaders/counselors
  • Health maintenance organizations
  • Community mental health centers
  • Hospital psychiatry departments and outpatient clinics
  • University- or medical school-affiliated programs
  • State hospital outpatient clinics
  • Social service agencies
  • Private clinics and facilities
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Local medical and/or psychiatric societies

Source: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/find-help/index.shtml


Online Databases

Mental Health America of Wisconsin  Under the tab Resource Directories or through the center graphic on the Home Page, you can serach a series of databases to find Therapists, Support Groups, and other resources in Southeastern Wisconsin or in Wisconsin Counties

Find Treatment Facilities (Nationwide database from SAMHSA)

Locate Affordable Healthcare in Your Area (Health Center Database for a nationwide directory of clinics to low or no-cost healthcare from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration)

Mental health care (outpatient) - Medicare

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