Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2021 Community Benefit

New Behavioral Health Clinic to Serve Milwaukee’s South Side Community

The Froedtert & MCW health network has donated 
$3.7 million to Sixteenth Street Community Health Center to open a new clinic delivering behavioral health services on Milwaukee’s south side. In collaboration with the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division (BHD), the clinic will offer community-based behavioral health and substance use services focused on prevention, early intervention and same-day access. The new clinic will be located at 1635 W. National Ave. 
“Behavioral health and substance use are consistently named by our community as significant health needs in Milwaukee and beyond,” said Cathy Jacobson, president and CEO of Froedtert Health. “In conjunction with our previously announced partnership with Sixteenth Street to increase community-based access to primary care, this additional investment will enhance access to behavioral health services within the heart of Milwaukee. Partnering with Sixteenth Street and BHD will enable us to achieve a sustained impact addressing behavioral health needs that will truly make a difference in the health of our community.” 
Located in one of the four Milwaukee County ZIP codes with the highest number of individuals in need of behavioral health services and a significant number of Spanish-speaking residents, the new clinic is well positioned to help provide culturally relevant behavioral health services that best meet the community’s needs.