Alcohol and other drug abuse are serious health conditions that can be treated with a variety of medical and communal approaches. AODA services at the Sokaogon Chippewa Community Health Clinic recognize that addiction is a difficult thing to overcome, but we fully support our patients every step of the way. What matters to us is that you keep trying.
Please call us at 715-478-5180 for more information.
Our experienced team will facilitate the recovery process and mitigate withdrawal symptoms until you feel ready to return home.
A more flexible treatment option for those who are seeking to maintain their normal routines along their recovery journey.
Recovery is often easier in community. We facilitate support groups so you can connect with others and support each other.
Our team works regularly with halfway houses in the community to ensure placement and program access.
Court Ordered Programs
We partner with the Wisconsin court system to administer and monitor participation in court-ordered programs.
Our clinic also works with court-appointed probation officers to achieve the successful completion of any probation terms.
Driver Safety Plans
If a driver safety plan has been assigned we can work with patients to develop, implement, and monitor participation.
If you are looking for other treatment options please give us a call, we would be happy to talk with you.
Substance Abuse Counselor
Karen was born and raised in Eagle River. She came to the Clinic from the Forest
County Potawatomi Community Health and Wellness Center, where she worked for two years. Prior to that, Karen worked in the medical field in emergency medical services and phlebotomy.
“This was an opportunity to grow a new behavioral health department and that was very intriguing to me,” Karen said. Karen primarily does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which focuses on changing thinking to change behavior, self-esteem building, strength-based motivations, and individualized care. “Everyone has an individual story and it’s important to know where they’re coming from and where they want to go.”
When looking to the future, Karen shared that something she and the new Behavioral Health Counselor would like to incorporate is grief groups. “There is so much unresolved grief in this community and that leads directly into substance abuse.”
“This is a special community. I learn a lot from my patients by just listening to them. They’ll teach me what they need from me,” Karen continued.
Karen has been married to her husband for 20 years, and they have five children whose ages range from 11 to 22 years old. She loves to farm, garden, and play outside.
Dianna (“Di”) Koch
Behavioral Health Manager
Dianna (“Di”) Koch, the Behavioral Health Manager and Behavioral Health Nurse Case Manager joined the Clinic in January. “I wanted to work here because of the solid leadership I saw. During the pandemic, this Clinic stood out as stable and supportive due to the quality of leaders it has,” Di said.
Di lives in Three Lakes, has been married for 15 years, and has two children. She worked in Forest County as a Behavioral Health Registered Nurse and Case Manager for 10 years.
“I have a passion to help people who struggle with mental illness and/or addiction. I strive for mental and physical health in my personal life and try to exemplify healthy goals,” she shared.
She is focused on supporting and growing the Behavioral Health services that the Clinic offers, which include mental health and substance use services. “I want to get to know this community more and be supportive however possible.”
“I got into nursing after joining a humanitarian aid agency at 18 years old for a year. I was part of a medical relief team that sailed to Honduras and hosted a summer-long mobile medical clinic all around the country. It was there I was inspired to spend my life helping people. There’s too much hurt in the world and if I can do my part to make it slightly better, then that’s what I’ll do.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Will insurance cover my treatment?
We accept all medical insurance plans. If you have questions about what your plan covers please give us a call or contact your insurance company.
What days of the week is treatment available?
Depending on the treatment program you are interested in the days and availability may vary. Please contact us directly for more information.
Other treatment hasn't worked for me in the past. How are your programs different?
Our programs treat addiction as a medical condition, not a behavioral one. Regardless of what treatment programs you have tried in the past the most important thing to do is keep trying. If you have other questions about this please give us a call.
What to Expect From Your Visit
Our trained and experienced staff will support you and guide you through whatever treatment program you select. While our treatment programs are different our level of care and attention to detail remain the same.
A negative Covid-19 test is required before any patient will be allowed to enter the clinic for an appointment. We ask that all patients observe 6 ft. social distancing when they visit our clinic. Masks are required. If you have a pre-existing medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask please call us before you arrive so we can make arrangements for your appointment.