Behavioral Health  

GHC-SCW offers a full range of mental health, addiction services and health behavior interventions for children, adolescents and adults. Our multi-disciplinary treatment team of Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Advanced Practice Nurse Prescribers (APNPs) and Nurses work collaboratively with members to develop individualized assessments and treatments to meet the needs of each member and his or her family. Typically Psychiatrists and APNPs provide psychiatric assessments, medical evaluations and medication management, whereas Masters Therapists and Psychologists provide assessments and various talk and behavioral therapies.

​Mental Health Services

GHC-SCW mental health staff works together with our members as a team to provide high-quality, confidential mental health services.

  • Mental health assessment and diagnosis
  • Counseling and support for common mental health concerns including depression and mood problems, anxiety issues, traumatic stress, ADHD, behavior problems, coping with chronic conditions, life transition issues, grief and loss, stress reactions, family problems, parenting issues and marital concerns
  • Medication treatment
  • A variety of evidence-based psychotherapy approaches
  • Individual, family and group therapies
  • Crisis intervention

GHC-SCW offers culturally sensitive counseling and mental health treatment to members of all ages, sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds. Interpretation and translation services are available upon request for non-English speaking and hearing-impaired members.

Where to Access Care

GHC-SCW mental health services are available at our primary clinic locations.


Members can access GHC-SCW mental health directly, without referral, by contacting any clinic.

Substance Use and Addiction Services

Substance use and addiction services are provided by our UW Health partner, UW Health Behavioral Health and Recovery.  GHC-SCW members can contact UW Health Behavioral Health and Recovery, located at 1102 S. Park St., Madison, WI, directly without a referral by calling (608) 282-8270. They offer an array of services designed to assess and treat substance abuse problems.

For Urgent and Emergency Mental Health Crisis

For immediate help with an urgent mental health crisis, 24-hour crisis intervention services are available for GHC-SCW members. If you are considering suicide, call GHC-SCW at (608) 441-3290 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.  For crisis intervention services outside of these hours, call (608) 257-9700. ​You will be assisted by a nurse or an on-call crisis counselor who will help you to address your most pressing concerns, your safety and your follow-up service needs.

If your situation is immediately life-threatening, please call 911 or safely get yourself to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Hospital Emergency Rooms

UW Hospital Emergency Room, 600 Highland Ave., (608) 262-2398

Meriter Hospital Emergency Room, 202 S. Park St., (608) 417-6206​​​