Free Mental Health Resources
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
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
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
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Provides information and referrals for appropriate resources, support groups and advocacy services related to mental health.
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
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.
Peer-run support line for those with mental illness. This is not a crisis line.