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Regional Centers for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)

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Promoting quality care for children and youth with special health care needs in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin has five Regional Centers dedicated to supporting families with children and youth with special health care needs and the providers who serve them. The Centers are staffed by specialists who can help get answers, find services, and connect you to community resources. Their services are free and private.

Physicians may refer a child with special health care needs to a Regional Center using this Consent to Release Medical Information Referral form F-01238. (PDF)

DHS Regions by County

Northern Regional Center
Phone: 866-640-4106

Northeast Regional Center
Phone: 877-568-5205

Southeast Regional Center
Phone: 800-234-KIDS (5437)

Southern Regional Center
Phone: 800-532-3321

Western Regional Center
Phone: 800-400-3678 


  • Information on a child's special needs
  • Problem-solving
  • Services in the community or state
  • Assistance locating doctors and dental care
  • Communicating with schools
  • Health benefits assistance
  • Transition planning
  • Parent-to-parent support
  • Training and advocacy for Medical Home


Image of a brochure cover for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs materials

Order copies of Regional Center brochures:
English P-40051 (PDF)
Spanish P-40051s (PDF)

Last revised September 13, 2022