Mental Health Information

IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY SITUATION,
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY FOR ASSISTANCE!

Procedures for Mental Commitments-Chapter 51.20

All prospective petitions are screened by the Mental Health Center of Dane County. Please call (608) 280-2600 (adult) or (608) 280-2610 (under 18 yrs old) for screening prior to the filing of the petition.

Petitions must be signed by three adults, at least one of whom has personal knowledge of the conduct of the individual to be committed. Petitioners must be willing to personally testify at a minimum of two court hearings and to come to the Corporation Counsel's office to sign the petition before a notary.

Procedures for Alcohol Commitments-Chapter 51.45

Prospective alcohol petitions are prescreened by Tellurian UCAN, Inc.. Please call (608) 223-3311 for screening.

Petitions must be signed by three adults, at least one of whom has personal knowledge of the conduct of the individual to be committed. Petitioners must be willing to personally testify at a minimum of two court hearings and to come to the Corporation Counsel's office to sign the petition before a notary.

Procedures for Drug Dependence-Chapter 51.20

All prospective petitions are screened by the Mental Health Center of Dane County. Please call (608) 280-2600 (adult) or (608) 280-2610 (under 18 yrs old) for screening prior to the filing of the petition.

Petitions must be signed by three adults, at least one of whom has personal knowledge of the conduct of the individual to be committed. Petitioners must be willing to personally testify at a minimum of two court hearings and to come to the Corporation Counsel's office to sign the petition before a notary.

Note: Wisconsin Statutes give the Corporation Counsel's office the discretion to determine if a petition will be filed. Making an appointment does not guarantee the filing of a petition.