Youth Services

Comprehensive Community Services

Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) is a voluntary, community-based program. The CCS program offers a wide array of psychosocial rehabilitation services. These services assist CCS clients with mental health and/or substance use conditions to achieve their highest possible level of independent functioning.

The CCS program can provide a number of services needed at no cost to the client. Services provided are based on a comprehensive assessment and authorized in an individualized service plan.

Services May Include:

  • Screening and Assessment
  • Service Planning
  • Service Facilitation
  • Diagnostic Evaluations
  • Employment-Related Skill Training (*IPS)
  • Medication Management
  • Physical Health Monitoring
  • Individual Skill Development and Enhancement
  • Individual and/or Family Psychoeducation
  • Wellness Management and Recovery/Recovery Support Services
  • Psychotherapy
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Peer Support

CCS Eligibility

  • Eligible for Medical Assistance
  • Resident of Langlade, Lincoln, or Marathon County
  • Have a mental health or substance use diagnosis
  • Functional limitation in one or more major life activities caused by mental health or substance use issues as measured by a state screen
  • Need for psychosocial rehabilitation services

Children's Long-Term Support Program

North Central Health Care offers Children's Long-Term Support (CLTS) program in Lincoln and Langlade counties to children who have severe developmental, physical, or emotional disabilities with a variety of therapies and services in the environment most comfortable to them - their home and community.

Children's Long-Term Support program makes funds available to support children who have significant limitations due to developmental, emotional and/or physical disabilities. These funds may be used to purchase a variety of goods and services which have been identified based on a comprehensive assessment of a specific child's assessed needs and outcomes.

*North Central Health Care offers CLTS in Lincoln and Langlade counties only*. For information on CLTS services provided in Marathon County, please contact Marathon County Department of Social Services.

Services May Include:

  • Support Services
  • Teaching and Skills Development
  • Management and Coordination
  • Physical Aids
  • Housing Related

CLTS Eligibility

  • Eligible for Medical Assistance
  • Be younger than age 22.
  • Live at home, in foster care, or in another approved setting.
  • Need a level of care that people get at a hospital, a nursing home, or an institution for people with developmental disabilities.
  • Be able to get safe, required care at home or in the community.

Coordinated Services Team

The Coordinated Services Team (CST) program provides wraparound services to families with children who are involved in two or more systems of care and have complex needs. The CST program aims to transform the children’s mental health and substance use system in Wisconsin in order to better meet the needs of kids and families, to create a seamless and complete children’s behavioral health system, and to use the wraparound process as a model for support.

CST Wraparound Principles

  • Family voice and choice
  • Team-based
  • Natural supports
  • Collaboration
  • Community-based
  • Cultural and linguistic responsiveness
  • Individualized and developmentally informed
  • Strengths-based
  • Unconditional
  • Outcome-based

Services May Include:

  • Screening and Assessment
  • Service Planning
  • Service Facilitation
  • Employment-Related Skill Training (*IPS)
  • Individual Skill Development and Enhancement
  • Individual and/or Family Psychoeducation
  • Wellness Management and Recovery/Recovery Support Services

CST Eligibility

  • Individuals, up to age 21, living in Marathon, Lincoln, or Langlade Counties, with behavioral health issues, who are currently receiving direct services from two different systems of care. System of care is defined as a public or private organization that provides specialized services for children with mental, physical, sensory, behavioral, emotional, or developmental disabilities or systems that provide child welfare, youth justice, educational, economic support, or substance abuse or health care services for children.
  • Has a severe emotional disorder.
  • Other interventions have not been successful over time or there are persistent obstacles to service access causing a need for service coordination.
  • The child is at risk of being placed out-of-home or is currently in out-of-home placement.
  • Parents and individuals, who are of consenting age, are willing to be involved in the coordinated services process, or at least willing to learn more about it.
  • Eligible for Medical Assistance is not required

*Individual Placement & Support (IPS)

IPS was developed to help promote the recovery of people who have a mental illness by helping them to find and keep jobs that allow them to utilize their skills. As employment is one of the primary goals of many people with mental illness, finding suitable work can help people with mental illness feel empowered, value themselves more and drastically reduce mental health symptoms. Working with IPS can help your business serve its local community by hiring skilled workers with statistically high rates of attendance and job performance.

Working with IPS includes benefits such as:

  • No cost to you: Our expert job placement services are offered to employers at no cost.
  • Proven matches of applicants: Our employment specialists are dedicated to learning and understanding the needs of employers. We match the skills of our candidates with your staffing requirements to provide a good fit with your organization.
  • Long-term support and on-site coaching: Our employment specialists offer long-term, ongoing support to you and your new employee, both on- and off-site. On-site job coaching for orientation, training or job tasks can be utilized until the employee and employer are both comfortable.
  • Partnership with DVR: Many individuals in the IPS program work collaboratively with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation.
  • Proven results: The IPS model utilizes evidence-based practices developed at Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center to assure better outcomes for all involved. IPS helps more people with mental illness obtain employment than any other type of vocational program.

Referring Someone

Contact Community Treatment of North Central Health Care at any of our locations in Lincoln, Langlade or Marathon counties to request a referral form, or download the form on our Referrals page. Send the referral form to North Central Health Care Attn: Community Treatment.

Our Referral Coordinator will assist with determining what program or programs a child/adolescent may be eligible for.

Contact Us

For more information, questions or referrals, please contact North Central Health Care.

Our locations include:

  • NCHC Wausau Campus
    2400 Marshall Street, Suite A Wausau, WI
    (715) 843-6120
  • NCHC Antigo Center
    1225 Langlade Road Antigo, WI
    (715) 627-6694
  • NCHC Merrill Center
    607 N. Sales Street, Suite 309, Merrill, WI
    (715) 536-9482 54452

Our North Central Health Care Crisis Center is available 24/7. If you are experiencing an emergency or crisis, please call North Central Health Care Crisis Center at (715) 845-4326 or 1 (800) 799-0122.

For those with hearing or speech difficulties, please dial 711 to connect with the WI Relay Service.
When you dial 711, a communications assistant will connect you with the NCHC Crisis Hotline. Please provide the operator with the number 715.845.4326. English and Spanish translation is available through 711. For more information about 711, please visit WI Relay 711.