09 Mar WisBusiness: Children’s Wisconsin: Announces opening of mental health walk-in clinic
Children’s Wisconsin is excited to announce the official opening of the Craig Yabuki Mental Health Walk-In Clinic on the campus of Children’s Wisconsin Hospital- Milwaukee. The clinic is a first-of-its-kind in the state, filling a critical gap in care for kids experiencing a mental health crisis.
Licensed therapists, social workers, and clinic assistants are available to see patients from 3-9:30 pm. Along with a guardian, children and teens ages 5-18 are welcome to walk in and receive access to care immediately, with no appointment or referral required. For the clinic schedule and to learn more about services provided, families should visit the clinic website at childrenswi.org/mentalhealthwalkin.
Our staff will provide evaluations and determine any immediate safety concerns, and then communicate with a child’s existing doctors and therapists to ensure continuing resources are available after the visit. The purpose of the clinic is to provide immediate, temporary support, and is not a replacement for ongoing therapy or care by a mental health provider. The Mental Health Crisis Response Team in the Children’s Wisconsin Emergency Department and Trauma Center (EDTC) will remain a resource for children in life-threatening and emergency situations.