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Free Mental Health Resources in Milwaukee

Below is a list of free or low-cost crisis and other mental health resources in the Milwaukee area.
Many others are available. You can call 2-1-1 for more information.

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division

Mental Health Emergency Center

The Mental Health Emergency Center (MHEC) is the new county-wide psychiatric Emergency Department offering 24/7/365 crisis mental health assessment, stabilization, treatment, and transition care management for children, adolescents, and adults.

1525 N. 12th Street
Milwaukee WI 53205
(414) 966-3030


Access Clinics

Serves uninsured Milwaukee County residents.
Provides mental health assessments, medications, and therapy referrals.
Clients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis, and there may be an extended wait time.

Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Walk-in hours for initial assessment: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.     

Access Clinic South

1635 W. National Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Access Clinic East

210 W. Capitol Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53212


NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness - Southeast Wisconsin

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Provides information and referrals for appropriate resources, support groups, and advocacy services related to mental health.

SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Find support for issues with mental health, drugs, or alcohol. Learn about treatment options, how to pay, ways to cope, and ways to help someone who is struggling. 



Provides comprehensive mental health care and support for children, teens, and young adults who cannot afford services elsewhere. Also provides specific counseling for young victims of sexual abuse. Call for more information or to schedule an appointment. A sliding fee scale is available.
     4200 N. Holton Street - Suite 400


Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center

Free and confidential counseling services with a focus on runaways, homeless, and other youth and their families. Provides 24/7 crisis hotline, family and parent counseling, individual and group counseling, referrals, and emergency shelter for runaways and youths in crisis.
     2030 W. National Ave.


Warmline, Inc.

Peer-run support line for those with mental illness. This is not a crisis line.



988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

988 is a dedicated number for individuals in crisis to easily access mental health support and suicide prevention services free of cost. Mental health professionals are available 24/7 to call, text, or chat online


Staffed by certified peer specialists (people with lived experiences of mental health, substance use, and other related life experiences). Available to all in need of support during difficult times, or when an individual just needs a peer to connect with.

UpliftWI is fully anonymous, confidential, and not directly connected to crisis linkage services. Emergency services are not called unless specifically requested by the individual.

The warmline is available to call 12 pm - 12 am daily during the initial soft launch and will be available 24/7 by the end of 2023. Call (534) 202-5438 to reach Uplift WI



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