family hugging in the kitchen

In 2018, the Crisis Assessment Response Team (CART) was formed in partnership with the Marathon County Sheriff's Office and North Central Health Care (NCHC). The team is composed of two police officers trained in Crisis Intervention working with two crisis professionals from NCHC. Today, the partnership exists between the Wausau Police Department, Marathon County Sheriff's Office and NCHC.

The CART team works Monday through Friday in coordination with patrol officers responding to calls for service for those in crisis. The CART team officers are non-uniformed and along with their crisis worker partner help those of all ages in a mental health crisis and meet them where they are at. Their home, the community, work. Wherever you need us.

If you or someone you know may have a mental health challenge or are experiencing a crisis, it is important to know you are not alone. There is hope. We are here to help.

Call the NCHC Crisis Center Hotline at 715.845.4326 or 800.799.0122 or visit at 1100 Lake View Drive in Wausau. We are available 24/7 to help.

Video courtesy of Hayden Swartz, Medical College of Wisconsin

The Crisis Assessment Response Team

Amy Butterworth Psychiatry ResidentDeputy Jackie White
Marathon County Sheriff's Department

Ryan Stever Psychiatry Resident
Stacey Rozelle,
North Central Health Care

Amy Butterworth Psychiatry ResidentChuck Kerstell,
North Central Health Care

Ryan Stever Psychiatry ResidentDavid Bertram,
Wausau Police Department