Mental Health Services

 What is Mental Health Services?

Mental health assistance is for MCW employees, medical students, and residents. The Medical College of Wisconsin recognizes that its employees face several stressors while working hard, raising a family, shuffling schedules, making difficult decisions, etc. Because we are aware of these demands and because we value our employees, we have devised a program to serve you and your families, should the need arise.

Mental Health Services provides a comprehensive program designed to meet the professional and personal needs of you and your family. We offer counseling and therapy for personal issues. These issues may include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, substance abuse, marital concerns, sexual dysfunction, as well as child, adolescent, and family problems.

Call Mental Health Services at (414) 955-8933 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you are calling after hours or on the weekend, please leave a message. We will return your call the next working day.

In case of an after-hours emergency, please call (414) 805-6700 and ask for the Department of Psychiatry clinician on call. This clinician will be contacted by the paging operator and will get back to you as soon as possible.

 MCW Student Mental Health Services

The Medical College recognizes that its students work hard, long and responsibly. We are aware that schedules, sleepless nights, difficult decisions and time demands of various kinds can produce a variety of stressors in students and their families.

Because we are aware of the demands of student training, and because we value your dedication, we have devised a program to serve you and your families, should the need arise.

ALL INQUIRIES AND TREATMENT ARE HELD IN THE STRICTEST CONFIDENCE.

If you or any member of your family would like to use our services, call (414) 955-8933. For your convenience, privacy, and confidentiality, we have offices located in various sites in the area. To maximize your benefits, please call us.

Help is only a phone call away at (414) 955-8933.

Types of Problems

The Student Mental Health Service provides a comprehensive program designed to meet the professional and personal needs of you and your family. We offer counseling and therapy for personal and school related issues. These issues may include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, substance abuse, marital concerns, sexual dysfunction, as well as child, adolescent, and family problems. Call Student Mental Health Services at (414) 955-8933 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you are calling after hours or on the weekend, please leave a message. We will return your call the next working day.

In case of an after-hours emergency, please call (414) 805-6700 and ask for the Department of Psychiatry clinician on call. This clinician will be contacted by the paging operator and will get back to you as soon as possible.

What are the Benefits?

The first five sessions, per academic year, are free. After the fifth session, it is your responsibility to contact your insurance company for benefits or to discuss payment arrangements with your therapist.

Medical Student Mental Health Service Staff

Heidi Christianson, PhD, Clinical Director
Carolyn Bischel, MS, Referral Coordinator

 MCW Resident Mental Health Services

The Medical College recognizes that its residents are the frontline clinicians in service to patients and are, therefore, the backbone of all our programs. We know that our residents work hard, long and responsibly. We are aware that schedules, sleepless nights, difficult decision and time demands of various kinds can produce a variety of stressors in residents and their families. Because we are aware of the demands of residency training, and because we value your dedication, we have devised a program to serve you and your families, should the need arise.

ALL INQUIRIES AND TREATMENT ARE HELD IN THE STRICTEST CONFIDENCE.

If you or any member of your family would like to use our services, call (414) 955-8933. For your convenience, privacy, and confidentiality we have offices located in various sites in the area. To maximize your benefits, please call us.

Help is only a phone call away at (414) 955-8933.

Types of Problems

Resident Mental Health Services provides a comprehensive program designed to meet the professional and personal needs of you and your family. We offer counseling and therapy for personal and job related issues. These issues may include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, substance abuse, marital concerns, sexual dysfunction, as well as child, adolescent, and family problems.

Call Resident Mental Health Services at (414) 955-8933 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you are calling after hours or on the weekend, please leave a message. We will return your call the next working day.

In case of an after-hours emergency, please call 805-6700 and ask for the Department of Psychiatry clinician on call. This clinician will be contacted by the paging operator and will get back to you as soon as possible.

What are the Benefits?

Inpatient and outpatient mental health services. Co-pays, deductibles and coinsurance are paid in accordance with the patient's health insurance plan. Some referral providers offer an enhanced benefit in that the first three sessions will not be billed to the resident's insurance or resident's family. This benefit also applies to spouses and children.

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8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-8296
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