Grievances and Appeals

Community Care is committed to providing quality service to our members, but there may be a time when you have a concern. As a member, you have the right to file a grievance or appeal a decision and to receive a prompt and fair review.

If you are unhappy with your care or services, you should discuss it with your Team first. This is usually the easiest and fastest way to address your concerns. Your Team will work with you to try to find a satisfactory solution to your problem.

If you do not want to talk with your Team, you can contact our Member Rights Specialists by calling 1-866-992-6600 or TTY Wisconsin Relay System at 711. These calls are free. The Member Rights Specialist can tell you about your rights and try to informally resolve your concerns. 

To request the total numbers of grievance, appeals and exceptions filed with Community Care, Inc., you can call the Member Rights Specialist at 1-866-992-6600 (TTY: Call the Wisconsin Relay System at 711).

Send us a secure email to ensure that information remains private. Send this secure email  to [email protected].

Member Grievance and Appeal Process


You have the right to file a grievance or an appeal about your long-term care, quality of care or providers.

If you are unable to resolve your concerns by working with your Team or a Member Rights Specialist, you have several ways to address your concerns. You can:

  • Call the Member Rights Specialist at the numbers above or write to Community Care at:

    Member Rights Specialist
    205 Bishop's Way
    Brookfield, WI 53005

    The Member Rights Specialist can help you file a grievance or appeal and will work with you throughout the entire grievance or appeal process to try to find a workable solution.

  • Ask for a review by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).
  • Ask for a State Fair Hearing with the Wisconsin Division of Hearings and Appeals (DHA).

All of the processes have been approved by Medicaid. Each process has a set of rules, procedures and deadlines that must be followed by Community Care and by you to ensure that we handle grievances and appeals fairly and promptly.

To learn more about the Grievance and Appeal process, please refer to Chapter 8 in the Family Care Handbook.