WI Ranks 2nd Last For Not Meeting Behavioral Health Needs

Posted on Sat Dec 10th, 2016 at 12:34 pm

If you or someone you know is finding access to psychiatric mental health prescribing providers is a challenge throughout Wisconsin, it is sadly a known concern with limited options for help, until now....


According to an article recently published in the Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, Jon Lehrmann, the chairman of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at the Medical college, was quoted as staying that, "It's hard to get in to see a psychiatrist in the Milwaukee area, and up north, it's almost impossible."


But why is this?


Per the analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation, Wisconsin ranks second-last in the nation for not meeting the behavioral health needs of its population...actually, with only addressing a mere 20% of its population's need for mental health care.


So, how does this equate to you?


With a focus on Waukesha County alone, there are currently 15 full time and 1 part time out-patient psychiatric prescribing providers, however, the need is to have 22 MORE full time psychiatric prescribing providers per the statistics as outlined in http://www.postcrescent.com/story/news/local/2016/01/06/most-wis-counties-short-psychiatrists/77751034/.  


To make this hit home further, in Waukesha County, there are over 8842 in the population with 1 psychiatric prescribing provider https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p0/p00376.pdf.


Sad, but true.


Until now.


Alay Health Team, nestled in Waukesha County in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, is now accepting new patients to be seen and cared for by psychiatric mental health prescribing providers.


Although Alay Health Team is in Waukesha County, Wisconites from neighboring counties as well far away counties in Wisconsin are welcome to be seen.




Alay Health Team offers on-site visits in Pewaukee, Wisconsin and Tele-Psych visits, Tele-Health, with local and tele-health providers.


Spread the word! You fellow Wisconsinites deserve to be seen and cared for by psychiatric prescribing specialists and Alay Health Team is here to help!


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