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Polk County Behavioral Health Department is a recovery based department and we are committed to serving the mental and behavioral health needs of everyone in Polk County, Wisconsin. Please take a moment to explore our site and learn about the services we offer. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

The Polk County Transit Feasibility survey is now LIVE! Polk County has partnered with the West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission to investigate the demand for public transit and to develop proposal and potential funding sources for the solutions to meet those needs. Take the survey below to share your thoughts on what our community needs, and how public transit would impact you.


SAMHSA: Treatment for Serious Mental Illness | Real Stories


Click the link below to watch a short video from samhsa on treating Mental Health Illness: 


SAMHSA: Free from Meth


Click the link below to watch a short video from samhsa on the dangers of using meth: 


The Importance of Children's Mental Health: Connecting Kids to Coverage


Click the link below to watch a short video about the resources available: 


FCC Launches Emergency Broadband Benefit Program


Click the link below to read the full details: 


SAMHSA Tips for Survivors of a Pandemic
Managing stress
SAMHSA Pandemic Managing Stress.pdf
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With the holiday season approaches, click the link below for helpful tips on how to create new holiday traditions for you and your family during COVID-19. 


PowerPoint Presentation (centerforresilientchildren.org)

Tips for Managing Stress
Looking for ways to manage your stress during this particularly stressful time? Here is a guide to help.
Tips for Managing Stress.pdf
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Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health
During particularly trying times, it is important to take care of your behavioral health.
Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health.pd[...]
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Stressed and Anxious About COVID-19
Tips on how to manage stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stressed and Anxious About Covid (002).p[...]
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If you or someone you know is struggling, call 1-800-273-8255 or visit the website below:




COMING SOON: 988 will be the 3-digit suicide hotline.


BY JULY 16, 2022

The Federal Communications Commission adopted ruled to establish 988 as the new, nationwide, 3-digit phone number for Americans in crisis to connect with suicide prevention and mental health crisis counselors. Click here for the July 16, 2020 Press Release.


Resources and Information


Please follow this link for a list of resources and information covering a variety of Coronavirus items, such as, education, staff resources, self-care, webinars, etc.

District 14 Covid-19 Zoom and Telephone [...]
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Child Care Providers


While the state has aggressively mobilized to slow the spread of COVID-19 through the Safer at Home order, many healthcare employees and essential workforce members still need child care to continue serving our communities. Find a map of available childcare in your area here.

Be Aware of Covid-19 Fraud


Please be aware that COVID-19 related fraud is on the rise. Scammers may offer COVID-19 testing or treatment through telemarketing calls, social media platforms, and door-to-door visits. Follow this link for more Covid-19 information and how to report suspected fraud.


Coping with Coronavirus


These are confusing, stressful times for all of us. As the coronavirus pandemic affects numerous facets of our society, it also impacts each person in different ways. Follow this link to learn more about how to reduce stress in yourself and others during these uncertain times.

How to Find Us



Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Closed on Holidays



Polk County Behavioral 

Health Department
100 Polk County Plaza
Suite 180

Balsam Lake WI 54810


Phone: 715-485-8400

FAX:      715-485-8450


24 hour Mental Health and AODA Crisis Line: 1.888.552.6642



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