Helping You and Your Family

UW Health Behavioral Health and Addiction Services provides assessment and treatment to patients seeking assistance with mental health concerns. We offer many programs and work with community organizations to ensure our patients receive the best care for their needs.

FAQs about Mental Health

FAQs: Mental Health
Learn About Us

The who, what, why, where and how of UW Health Behavioral Health Services.

Frequently Asked Questions
Coping with Illness

Why can it help?

Studies show that people who use mindfulness techniques can experience a lasting decrease in physical and psychological stress-related symptoms.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Addiction and Recovery Services

Addiction and Recovery
Individualized Treatment

We offer a comprehensive array of services designed to help you and your family begin the journey of recovery from chemical dependency and mental illness.


Addiction Services


UW Health Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services

UW Health strives to identify and address mental health issues with our patients including routine assessment at our primary care adult and pediatric clinics. Whether a patient is referred into our services or is seeking care on their own, our psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors are experts in an array of treatment options, including both medications and therapy.


Psychiatry and Psychology | Health Psychology


UW Health Addiction and Recovery Services

Addiction Services

UW Health Addiction Services offer an array of services designed to interrupt and treat substance abuse problems. Our care is supervised by a board-certified psychiatrist who provides psychiatric and substance abuse treatment services and consultation in a warm and welcoming environment.


Addiction Services | Smoking Cessation

UW Health Mental Health Services: Specialty-Based Services

Specialty-Based Services

Mental health is an important aspect of caring for most health care conditions and therefore our team extends into many specialty-based services and clinics.


Integrative Health | Integrative Health Psychology

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction | Center for Wellness Cancer Center Health Psychology Program | Digestive Health | HIV/AIDS | Infertility Counseling | Sport Psychology | Neuropsychology | Pain

UW Health Mental Health Services: Pediatric Services

Pediatric Services

We offer a variety of programs for kids and teens. It's often a good idea to start with your child's primary care provider for directions on which services to seek.


Adolescent Alcohol/Drug Assessment Intervention Program | Behavioral Pediatrics

Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

Pediatric Neuropsychology | Waisman Center

UW Health Mental Health Geriatric Services 

Geriatric Services

Many mental health conditions may be present and addressed through services offered at a number of clinics for older patients. 

Geriatrics | Home Care Services
Memory Assessment Clinic at University Station

UW Health Mental Health Services: Inpatient Services

Inpatient Services

University Hospital has an adult inpatient unit for treatment of mental or psychiatric disorders that cannot safely be treated on an outpatient basis. Services include assessment, interdisciplinary treatment planning, medication management and individual and group therapy.


Learn more about Inpatient Services



Contact Information

Behavioral Health Access Line

To request a new patient appointment, call (608) 233-3575


Suicide Prevention

Dane County Crisis: (608) 280-2600

National Suicide Prevention Line:

Or call 911

Suicide Prevention Resources


Patient and Visitor Guides


Insurance Information

There are numerous insurance plans. Provider networks associated with these plans change frequently. Coverage for mental health service varies. Please contact your insurance company to find an in-network provider and for insurance inquiries.


Other Madison Hospitals

UnityPoint Health - Meriter Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Rogers Memorial Hospital Adult Partial Program



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