North Central Health Care Announces Approval of $5 Million Grant by Wisconsin State Building Commission

Community Updates

For Immediate Release: October 22, 2021

(Wausau, WI) North Central Health Care (NCHC) is pleased to announce the Wisconsin State Building Commission has formally approved a $5 million grant to assist NCHC in completing renovations at the Wausau Campus and expand capacity for inpatient mental health services. The grant funding was added in an amendment to the 2021-23 State Budget.

“North Central Health Care is pleased to acknowledge the recent formal approval of a $5 million grant to assist our organization in completing renovations at our Wausau Campus. These funds will be used to expand our capacity for inpatient mental health services and alleviate the reliance on state facilities to serve our local residents. Families will be able to receive much needed crisis and acute mental and behavioral health services closer to their home in Central Wisconsin, instead of traveling to state facilities located a greater distance away,” states Jill Meschke, North Central Health Care Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. “NCHC is also able to extend our services to more rural counties, with an additional capacity to serve Forest, Oneida and Vilas Counties. We look forward to the completion of our renovations over the next year as we approach our 50th year of providing care and services to our residents in Central Wisconsin.”

North Central Health Care and Marathon County broke ground on a $72 million renovation plan to the NCHC Wausau Campus in June of 2019. The full renovation plan includes the Aquatic Therapy Center and Youth Behavioral Health Hospital which opened in 2020, a new four story skilled nursing facility at Mount View Care Center which opened this month, as well as renovations to the existing Adult Behavioral Health Hospital, Lakeside Recovery, Crisis Services and former Mount View Care Center facilities.


North Central Health Care provides compassionate and specialized care for over 12,500 people each year with complex behavioral and skilled nursing needs in Marathon, Langlade and Lincoln Counties. Services are provided for mental health, substance abuse, crisis, developmental disabilities, adult protection, aquatic physical therapy and skilled nursing care. Find North Central Health Care on social media: News | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn

For more information, please contact:
North Central Health Care, Jessica Meadows, Marketing & Communications
1100 Lake View Drive • Wausau, WI 54403