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If you are in crisis and need help now, please dial 911.

For assistance or more information call Vernon County Department of Human Services at 608-637-5210
Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30
318 Fairlane Drive, Suite 100
Viroqua, WI  54665
After hours calls for supportive listening and assistance can be made to Helpline: 608-637-7007

Vernon County has contracts with many service providers for individual and group therapy, day treatment, residential services and inpatient hospitalization. Contact the department for a list of resources.

Vernon County also provides protective services to individuals with chronic mental health issues who are no longer able to make appropriate decisions regarding their care and treatment needs and who pose a risk to themselves or others.  These individuals are committed to our department by the court system in Vernon County in order to have their treatment needs evaluated and then appropriate services provided.  The department works with the local court system, our Corporation Counsel, law enforcement agencies, guardians and families to assure that individuals receive the services that they need.

Resources:
Wisconsin Department of Health Services http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/MH_BCMH/index.htm
National Institute of Mental Health website http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website http://www.samhsa.gov/