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Our mission, in partnership with the community, is to provide quality, cost effective and accessible human services that maximize the potential of individuals and families.

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Winter Family Fun Night
Posted 11/17/2014 by dschmutzer@co.wood.wi.us
Winter Family Fun Night held at Wildwood Station on December 9th from 5-7:30 pm is a time to get together and socialize with other foster parents and their families. All foster parents and their families, as well as anyone interested in becoming a foster parent is welcome to attend.

Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa or cider and a cookie. Make sure to see the lights as well. We will also have a couple activities for the children to enjoy. Santa will be making an appearance, so bring your camera!
This event is sponsored by the Wood County Human Services Foster Care Program.

If the weather is frightful, call 715-421-8600 or 715-387-6374 to verify if event is indeed cancelled.
Health care updates regarding the Affordable Healthcare act and Badgercare eligibility.
Posted 10/23/2014 by humanservices@co.wood.wi.us
Customers who lose Medical Assistance coverage are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) and should contact the Marketplace. From September 4th through November 2nd, there is an additional Special Enrollment Period for those who lost their BadgerCare+ coverage in April due to the Department of Health Services policy changes in eligibility. Consumers can apply online at http://www.healthcare.gov or by phone at 1-800-318-2596. Consumers looking for in-person enrollment assistance can dial 2-1-1 to find local help.

Key Dates for ACA

• November 15, 2014. Open Enrollment begins. Customers can apply for, keep, or change their coverage.

• December 15, 2014. Customers must enroll by the 15th if they want new coverage or change health care plans to begin on January 1, 2015.

• December 31, 2014. Coverage ends for 2014 plans. Coverage for 2015 plans can start as soon as January 1st.

• February 15, 2015. End of Open Enrollment

Households interested in applying for BadgerCare are encouraged to apply online at www.access.wi.gov, or by contacting the Northern IM consortium at 1-888-794-5722. To apply in person in Wood County you can go to:

Centralia Center
220 3rd Ave S, Suite 4
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

Or in Marshfield

Marshfield City Hall Building
630 S Central Ave, Suite 404
Marshfield, WI 54449

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Did You Know?

Bridgeway Crisis Program

Individuals in crisis have a new option in Wood County! Bridgeway is a home-like environment where persons with mental health concerns can choose to stay while getting help before returning home. Operated by Lutheran Social Services and located within the Wood County Annex and Health Center in Marshfield, this 24-hour, eight-bed, Community Based Residential Facility is scheduled to open October 22. For more information contact Crisis Intervention at 715-421-2345 or 715-384-5555.