At Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, we want the kids in our state to be the healthiest in the nation. By partnering with residents, community agencies, health care providers and families, we can make that goal a reality. We believe that providing the best care for kids goes beyond treating them only when they are sick or injured.

Supporting families where they live, learn, work and play

Most children spend very little time interacting with doctors, nurses or other health care professionals. To make a significant impact on children’s overall health, we reach out families beyond our hospital and clinic walls.

We take a multifaceted approach to reaching Wisconsin’s most at-risk children in the communities where they live, learn and play – whether that be through child advocacy, child and family counseling, foster care and adoption services, better access to primary care, or initiatives focused on family support and preservation.

We know your family’s health is important to you. And, we hope you’ll take advantage of the resources we’ve developed to help you ensure your children are as safe and healthy as they can be.

Our efforts also include work to improve the quality of care available to children and address the issues with the greatest impact on the health of the kids in our community. Learn more about how we support healthy kids and healthy communities.

Health education

We know how busy families can be. That’s why we developed online programs to help parents and children learn more about healthy habits. We offer information for parents, games for children and programs for teachers to share with their students.


Emotional and mental health can have a significant impact on physical health. That’s why we offer a variety of community-based and hospital-based child and family counseling programs throughout Wisconsin.

Health insurance

We provide a health plan committed to improving the medical and social well-being of children and families. People who are covered by BadgerCare Plus in many Wisconsin counties can enroll in Children’s Community Health Plan. We cover all family members, including adults. To enroll, call (800) 291-2002.

Kohl’s Cares – Grow Safe and Healthy app and more

Kohl's Cares - Grow Safe & Healthy

The more you know, the healthier kids grow. Through the generous support of Kohl’s Cares, Children’s Hospital offers innovative online and community-based Grow Safe and Healthy programs. Check out our games and events that teach kids about safety and our online safety tips for parents.

Wisconsin Poison Center – 24/7 assistance

Mr. Yuk

Wisconsin Poison Center, a program of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, offers poison information for parents and health care providers throughout Wisconsin. Call (800) 222-1222 for immediate advice if a child or adult has had direct contact with a known or potential poison.

Project ADAM – AED programs save lives

Project ADAM - Saves Lives

Adam Lemel died at age 17 playing basketball due to sudden cardiac arrest. In his memory, Project ADAM (Automated Defibrillators in Adam’s Memory) provides education about sudden cardiac incidents and helps schools nationwide implement automated external defibrillator programs. Learn more about Project ADAM.

Car seats, booster seats and seat belts

The Wisconsin child passenger safety law states the minimum required. Most doctors and injury prevention professionals recommend "best practice" to protect children in a crash.