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  • Crisis Services: Someone to Respond

    … Sending help when needed Sometimes, you need someone to come to you to help resolve your mental health crisis. Mobile crisis teams When a …
    • Updated on September 13, 2021.
  • Crisis Services: Someone to Talk to

    • Updated on January 27, 2023.
  • ForwardHealth: Having Someone Help You with Eligibility or Benefits

    … legal guardians, and powers of attorney A conservator, legal guardian, or power or attorney is someone who has been appointed to act on behalf of another person. This happens when the person … using the instructions on the form. FoodShare authorized buyer A FoodShare authorized buyer is someone who can use your FoodShare benefits to buy food for your household. What can an …
    • Updated on July 01, 2022.
  • OBVI: Why Would Someone Need a White Cane?

    • Updated on November 01, 2021.
  • Crisis Services

    … without the help of trained professionals. A mental health crisis does not always mean someone is a danger to themselves or others. What are the signs of a mental health crisis? In a … a mental health crisis, there are many services and supports available to you whether you need someone to talk to, you need someone to respond, or you need a place to go. To learn more about what is available to you, …
    • Updated on December 12, 2022.
  • DHS Identifies Second Case of Monkeypox in a Wisconsin Resident

    … the country shows that the virus is spreading mostly through close, intimate contact with someone who has monkeypox. We urge all Wisconsinites to stay vigilant and contact a doctor if you … medications can be used to prevent and treat monkeypox. People who had known exposure to someone with monkeypox should talk with a doctor or nurse to learn if they are eligible to receive a vaccine. This includes people who were specifically identified as someone who had close or intimate in-person contact with someone with the characteristic …
    • Updated on July 11, 2022.
  • HIV: Is PrEP for Me?

    … substantial risk for getting HIV. People who may be at substantial risk for getting HIV are: Someone who has sex with a partner who has HIV. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men who engage in condomless anal sex with someone whose HIV status is unknown. Transgender women who engage in condomless anal sex with someone whose HIV status is unknown. People who share injection drug use equipment with someone
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • Client Rights: Your Right to Confidential Treatment

    … Spend up to nine months in jail. Disclosing HIV status: Civil penalties For giving out someone’s HIV status without knowing it, the facility will pay: Actual damages. Attorney fees. Example damages up to $2,000. For giving out someone’s HIV status on purpose, the facility will pay: Actual damages. Attorney fees. Example damages up to $50,000. Disclosing HIV status: Criminal penalties For giving out someone’s HIV status without knowing it—and it causes them harm—the facility will: Pay up to …
    • Updated on April 11, 2022.
  • Gambling Disorder

    … Although no substance is ingested, the problem gambler gets the same effect from gambling as someone else might get from taking a drug or drinking alcohol. The gambling alters the person’s … professional. If you answered no to all of these questions , it is unlikely that you or someone you know is suffering from a gambling problem.  If you answered yes to one or two of these questions , you or someone you know may be at risk for developing a problem with gambling. Gambling should be fun …
    • Updated on April 01, 2022.
  • Family Planning Only Services Program: Resources

    … Apply online: ACCESS website Print a copy: BadgerCare Plus Application Packet, F-10182 I want someone to act on my behalf . This can be a person or an organization. Learn more about who can … Only Services Program Fact Sheet, P-02314 ForwardHealth Program Resources I need to allow someone to see information about my eligibility . Use the Release of Confidential Information … benefits. MyACCESS mobile app Check your benefits. Get reminders. Submit documents. I want someone to act on my behalf . This can be a person or an organization. Learn more about who can …
    • Updated on September 12, 2022.
  • Crisis Services: Building a Better System of Care

    … to them, even if the emergency responders are well-intentioned. In the example above regarding someone planning to attempt suicide, it is likely that the individual or someone who cares about them may call 911. The 911 call center typically dispatches law … system of care for mental health crisis situations to dramatically improve the experience for someone with a mental health crisis. By integrating the core elements of Crisis Now, the national …
    • Updated on January 30, 2023.
  • COVID-19: What to Do if You Were Exposed

    … mask around others at home and in public until 10 days after your last close contact with someone with COVID-19. Do not go places where you are unable to wear a mask.     Answer the text … more recommendations if you were exposed and identified through contact tracing.   What if someone is unable to wear a mask? Masks are not recommended for children under 2 years old, or … P-02592 (PDF) Exposed to COVID-19 (timeline), P-02905 (PDF) Next steps: exposed to someone with COVID-19, P-02598a (PDF) Next steps: while you wait for your COVID-19 test results, …
    • Updated on December 07, 2022.
  • The Wisconsin Department of Health Services Identifies the First Case of Monkeypox in a Wisconsin Resident

    … medications can be used to prevent and treat monkeypox. People who had known exposure to someone with monkeypox should talk with a doctor or nurse to learn if they are eligible to receive a vaccine. This includes people who were specifically identified as someone who had close or intimate in-person contact with someone with the characteristic monkeypox rash or someone with a probable or confirmed monkeypox …
    • Updated on July 01, 2022.
  • Mpox (Monkeypox): Basic Information

    … medications that have been used to treat smallpox can be used. People who have been exposed to someone with mpox may be eligible to receive a vaccine to prevent the onset of disease or reduce … and disinfectants should be used to wash any surfaces and materials that have been touched by someone who has mpox, followed by hand washing.  Since mpox is most often spread from person to … How can I prevent mpox? Most people with mpox report having prolonged close contact with someone with mpox. Mpox is unlikely to spread through the air over long distances because the …
    • Updated on December 01, 2022.
  • DHS Expands Eligibility for Monkeypox Vaccination

    … the spread.” In Wisconsin, vaccination is now recommended for people who had known exposure to someone with monkeypox and people with certain risk factors who are more likely to be exposed to … who have sex with men, anyone can develop monkeypox infection if they have close contact with someone who is sick. To prevent the spread of monkeypox, DHS encourages all Wisconsinites to: … provider about whether they need to get tested, even if they don’t think they had contact with someone who has monkeypox. Avoid skin-to-skin contact with people who are showing a rash or skin …
    • Updated on August 02, 2022.
  • Dose of Reality: Opioid Overdose

    … experience an overdose at any time. When a person survives an opioid overdose, it’s because someone knew what was happening and how to take action.  Call 911 immediately if you think someone is experiencing an opioid overdose. How to recognize an overdose An opioid overdose … on the person until emergency help arrives.    Help others without worrying It is safe to help someone experiencing an opioid overdose.  You do not need a prescription to use or administer …
    • Updated on September 07, 2022.
  • Mental Health: Healthy Living

    … their resources and coping abilities, their mental health could be impacted. For example, if someone is working long hours, caring for an ill relative, or experiencing economic hardship they … an expert to engage in conversations about mental health. Just a few small words – like asking someone how they’re feeling – can make a huge difference. Whether someone is ready to have that conversation with you or not, most people will appreciate your care …
    • Updated on August 28, 2022.
  • Hepatitis A Virus Infection

    … Hepatitis A is found in the poop of people who have the virus. Hepatitis A can be spread when: Someone with hepatitis A uses the bathroom, does not wash their hands properly, and then touches … caregiver does not properly wash their hands after changing diapers or cleaning up the poop of someone with hepatitis A. Someone uses drugs. Food or water has the hepatitis A virus. This most often happens in countries …
    • Updated on December 19, 2022.
  • COVID-19: Contact Tracing

    … Once someone is diagnosed with COVID-19, it is essential that the people they had close contact with … helping Wisconsinites follow isolation and quarantine guidance. How contact tracing works If someone is diagnosed with COVID-19, that person's name is provided to the local or tribal health … health department or from the DHS Contact Tracing Team, this means you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The text will inform you that you’ve been exposed, …
    • Updated on July 26, 2022.
Last revised February 6, 2023