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  • DHS Urges Wisconsinites to Celebrate the Holidays Safely

    … like Pfizer or Moderna.    If you have symptoms of COVID-19, or were in close contact with someone with COVID-19, please get tested. Avoid attending gatherings if you are sick, have symptoms of COVID-19, or were in close contact with someone with COVID-19. Wear a well-fitted mask over your nose and mouth if you are in a public … you are traveling with are fully vaccinated. If you have symptoms or have close contact with someone who has COVID-19, be sure to use a trusted testing provider to get tested. Along with …
    • Updated on September 01, 2022.
  • Suicide Prevention

    …   Risk factors for suicide Risk factors are characteristics that make it more likely that someone will consider, attempt, or die by suicide. They can't cause or predict a suicide attempt, … Loss survivors LGBTQ+ Native Americans Veterans Youth     Five action steps for helping someone in emotional pain Ask:   Asking the question “Are you thinking about suicide?” … in a non-judgmental and supportive way. Be there: This could mean being physically present for someone, speaking with them on the phone when you can, or any other way that shows support for …
    • Updated on November 20, 2022.
  • Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE)

    … carries them throughout life. They normally do not cause disease, but can cause infections in someone whose immune system is weakened or can infect other parts of the body from the intestinal …
    • Updated on September 20, 2021.
  • Change in Policy for Gap Filling Eligibility Determinations - Amended 2/16/2018

    … IM workers must complete gap filling eligibility determinations if it is apparent that someone who is ineligible due to excess monthly income would be eligible under gap filling rules, …
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • CLTS Council: Members

    … Council. Please see the current membership roster for a list of Council members.  If you or someone you know is interested in applying to be a member of the Council, please see the …
    • Updated on December 04, 2020.
  • Mpox (Monkeypox): Vaccine Information

    … likely to have been recently exposed to mpox, even if they have not had documented exposure to someone with confirmed mpox. JYNNEOS How much vaccine is available? JYNNEOS is the vaccine most … continues to work directly with LTHDs to supply vaccine for people who had a known exposure to someone with mpox and Wisconsinites who meet the eligibility criteria.   The JYNNEOS vaccine is … being prioritized for those most at risk for severe disease. People who are known contacts of someone with mpox or who have another high-risk exposure remain the highest priority. Vaccine is …
    • Updated on December 01, 2022.
  • Rise in COVID-19 Cases Calls for Increased Precautions to Protect Health Statewide

    … vaccines and booster doses. Get tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms or were exposed to someone with COVID-19. Stay home if you are sick or test positive for COVID-19 , and talk to a … treatments. People who have symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive, or were exposed to someone with COVID-19 should continue to follow isolation and quarantine recommendations. Wearing …
    • Updated on May 16, 2022.
  • Dose of Reality: Safer Use/Harm Reduction

    … Opioids can harm you. That's why we are sharing safer use tips to reduce the harms you or someone you love may experience when using opioids. While these tips won’t eliminate all dangers … an opioid overdose if you know what to do and you act in time. Whether you use opioids, love someone who does, or just care about the people in your community, it’s important to be prepared if you encounter someone who is experiencing an opioid overdose. Carrying NARCAN® can save lives. NARCAN® is the …
    • Updated on October 12, 2022.
  • About Active TB Disease and Latent TB Infection (LTBI)

    … TB infection never develop active TB disease. TB is not spread by: Touching an object that someone infected with TB has touched Shaking someone's hand Sharing food or drink Sharing toothbrushes Kissing  What are the signs and … you do if you are exposed to active TB disease? If you believe you may have been exposed to someone with active TB disease, contact your doctor or local health department. They will help …
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • MIS-C: About

    … that the child or their caregivers may not know they had COVID-19 or were in contact with someone who had COVID-19. This is why it is possible for a child to develop MIS-C even if they … out to their health care provider to learn about other helpful accommodations.  Treatment When someone is diagnosed with MIS-C, they must be hospitalized in order to get proper medical care …
    • Updated on March 04, 2022.
  • Wausau Youth Crisis Stabilization Facility Now Open

    … right for them—a true safety net that can serve everyone, everywhere, every time by providing someone to talk to, someone to respond, and a place to go. To achieve this goal, DHS is investing more than $16 …
    • Updated on September 23, 2021.
  • Peer Recovery Center Opens in Menomonie

    … is that positive outcomes from mental health concerns are more likely when people talk with someone who has firsthand recovery experience. Peer recovery centers offer alternatives to … phone for all state residents through what’s known as a warmline, a service that offers people someone to talk to before a challenge becomes a behavioral health emergency. The warmline is …
    • Updated on August 03, 2022.
  • Free Fentanyl Test Strips Now Available Statewide

    … drug contains fentanyl. A tiny amount – as little as two grains of salt – is enough to kill someone. With information from the test, a person can take steps to reduce their risk of an … is available on the DHS website. There is no limit on the number of fentanyl test strips that someone can receive through this program. Participating organizations have access to an unlimited …
    • Updated on October 15, 2022.
  • COVID-19: You Stop the Spread

    … you have COVID-19. Get tested for COVID-19 If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or were exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should get tested. Find a testing site. Seek treatment for COVID-19 … or not they feel sick, reduces your risk of getting sick. If possible, avoid being around someone with COVID-19 until they have ended their isolation period. Take additional precautions, …
    • Updated on December 07, 2022.
  • COVID-19: What You Need to Know

    … to get tested for COVID-19? If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or were in close contact with someone with COVID-19, you should get tested. See available testing options.   Diagnosed with …
    • Updated on August 17, 2022.
  • Client Rights: DHS 94 Grievance Procedure Model

    … that providers can use during the grievance process. This applies to adults and children—or someone on their behalf—who are receiving services for mental health, developmental disability, …
    • Updated on July 02, 2022.
  • Clostridium Perfringens

    … unsafe temperature (between 40°F–140°F), clostridium perfringens can grow and multiply. After someone swallows the bacteria, it can produce a toxin (poison) that causes diarrhea. Clostridium …
    • Updated on September 21, 2021.
  • Peer Services

    … Sometimes, the best remedy for mental health and substance use challenges is the attention of someone who understands. That's what peer services are all about. People with similar life …
    • Updated on August 20, 2022.
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

    … nose or eyes. In the context of SARS, close contact means having cared for or lived with someone with SARS or having contact with respiratory secretions of a patient with SARS. Examples … or hugging, sharing eating or drinking utensils, or sustained interaction within 3 feet of someone infected with SARS. Close contact does not include walking by an infected person or …
    • Updated on September 14, 2022.
  • Client Rights: Minors

    … a petition for review by a mental health review officer A child who is 14 years or older, or someone on their behalf, can petition for a mental health review. They must file the petition … have the right to judicial review. This is not legal advice. Judicial review The child, or someone on their behalf, may file a judicial review petition within 21 days of the ruling. The …
    • Updated on April 04, 2022.
Last revised January 30, 2023