On Air Now

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »


Listen Live Now » 1330 AM Sheboygan, WI


Current Conditions(Sheboygan,WI 53081)

More Weather »
57° Feels Like: 57°
Wind: SW 0 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip


Clear 49°


Sunny 71°

Wed Night

Partly Cloudy 50°


More child-psychiatrists needed


UNDATED (WSAU) There's a shortage of psychiatrists in central Wisconsin -- especially those who help kids. County officials say families are either getting on long waiting lists for services -- or they're going to more populated areas like Appleton or Madison.

Portage County health and human services director Raymond Przybelski told the Central Wisconsin Sunday newspaper that many families are driving up to 100-miles-or-more to find adolescent psychiatrists. He says officials are working with medical schools to try-and-bring more of those experts to the region. Wood County human services director Katy Roetter says her agency is using tele-conferencing -- in which a child sits in a video room with a nurse, and talks to a psychiatrist in Madison. Roetter says it can be challenging, but many kids do well with it. She says some general practitioners are helping out. And she says a group of psychologists is looking into getting state approval to write psychiatric prescriptions.