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 in the community.

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 1150 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

Deputy White

Deputy Jackie White,
Marathon County Sheriff's Department

Stacey Rozelle

Patrick Bacher,
North Central Health Care

Chuck Kerstell

Chuck Kerstell,
North Central Health Care

Eric Lemirand

Eric Lemirand,
Wausau Police Department