North Central Health Care Recipient of Telehealth Grant for Behavioral Health Providers

Community Updates

WISCONSIN – North Central Health Care (NCHC), which serves Lincoln, Langlade and Marathon counties, was among the recipients of grant funds allocated to community behavioral health services that will provide access to mental health and substance use treatment and recovery supports through telehealth.

Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), on Wednesday, July 27, awarded more than $2.5 million to 27 providers. NCHC was awarded $100,000.00, according to data from Evers’ office. The grantees include health care systems, counseling practices and wellness centers.

Grantees will use the one-time funding from the American Rescue Plan Act to expand access to these services by removing location and technology barriers to care.

Private behavioral health telehealth stations with the tools needed for virtual appointments will be set up in central locations for people who may be struggling to access the services they need. This includes community centers, food pantries, homeless shelters, libraries, long-term care facilities and schools, according to the release.

From March until May of this year, behavioral health providers were invited to partner with community-based organizations and apply for funding to increase access to telehealth services.

The grants announced are part of a series of investments funded by the American Rescue Plan Act to make behavioral health services more available and accessible across Wisconsin.

View the entire news release from Wisconsin Department of Health Services. View the list of grantees, the award amounts, and the service area for each grantee at