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Governor Evers visits Marshfield Family Health Center to learn about new substance use disorder program

MINOCQUA, Wis. (WSAW) – Governor Evers visited Marshfield Family Health Center on Tuesday afternoon to learn about their new “hub and spoke” program.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has partnered with three health care providers in a new approach to treat Badgercare Plus and Medicaid members who have substance use disorders.

After the tour, Evers said, “They’re doing a great job. Obviously, this is something that will extend over the course of two years or two years and more. »

Marshfield Family Health Center, Oneida Nation Behavioral Health Center in Outagamie and Brown County, and Wisconsin Community Services in Milwaukee are the three “centers” that will lead treatments for alcohol-related disorders. substance use.

“It’s really the benefit of the hub and the spokes that is going to enable some of the sustainability of the services that are offered here,” said Karen Timberlake, DHS secretary-designate. “Filling some of these reimbursement gaps so the program can continue to grow. »

Governor Evers hopes others will follow in the program’s footsteps.

“At the end of the day, we’re hopeful that we’ll have ideas for what to do statewide,” Governor Evers said.

For more information on the “hub and spoke” program Click here.

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