Formed as a joint venture between Milwaukee County and the area’s four health systems, The Mental Health Emergency Center (MHEC) is the new county-wide psychiatric emergency department located at 1525 N. 12th Street in the City of Milwaukee. Just one component in the broader array of mental health services in Milwaukee County, the center is a national model for emergency crisis care that is patient-centered, recovery-oriented and culturally informed.

The Care We Offer

  • 24/7/365 emergency mental health services for adults, children and adolescents
  • Assessment, stabilization and treatment of mental health emergencies
  • Connecting patients and families to ongoing treatment and supportive services
  • MHEC provides separate child and adolescent treatment area
  • Timely emergency treatment, stabilization and transfer to appropriate continuing care
  • Six adult inpatient beds for short-term stabilization, if needed
  • Children/adolescents are promptly transferred to a pediatric mental health facility if inpatient services are required
  • No appointments are taken
  • MHEC does not provide prescription refills
  • Individuals experiencing both serious mental health and medical conditions go to the closest medical hospital emergency department
  • MHEC does not provide emergency medical services such as laboratory or radiography care