SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (CBS 58) – A medical clinic in Sheboygan called “Open Door” plans to close after Sheboygan County decided to stop funding it.
Licensed therapists treat approximately 40 people each day with mental health and substance abuse problems.
The head of the company that operates Open Door said that the demand for products has increased significantly in recent years, so he asked for more money from the government to meet the needs.
“While there are other community tools, we know the depth and breadth of what Open Door offers, unfortunately, cannot be easily matched in the community,” said Liz Morrell, CEO of Visa Care.
The director of Sheboygan County Health and Human Services sent a statement that said, among other things:
“We have been informed that the cost of these services will increase significantly this year. We are continuing to analyze and test service offerings and hope to continue to provide services to the greatest extent possible.”