BHS of MMC to Offer Child Psychiatry Services

Dr. Elizabeth Homan

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Elizabeth M. Homan, MD, MPH will be offering child and adolescent psychiatry services via telehealth at Memorial Medical Center (MMC) in Ashland. Child Psychiatry has been identified as a major need in northwest Wisconsin as there are currently no child psychiatrists in the area. Dr. Homan will work with a team of providers within Behavioral Health Services of MMC to provide evidence based, high-tech, integrated care.

“Dr. Homan has dedicated her career to serving children and adolescents in rural communities. She is passionate about helping youth achieve their full potential and has experience providing this service via telehealth,” says Tom Jensen, Director of Behavioral Health Services.

Dr. Elizabeth Homan is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine and received a Master of Public Health from the University of Iowa College of Public Health. She went on to complete her residency in Psychiatry at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and a fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She formerly practiced at Essentia Health in Duluth, where she directed the expansion of mental health services for Autism Spectrum Disorder, including initiation of a Multidisciplinary Autism Evaluation Clinic.

“I’ve always been drawn to working with kids,” says Dr. Homan. “I’m motivated by the resilience they show. I enjoy working with the parents, families and the systems that are important in a child’s development. It is thrilling for me to work with kids and families to help them recover and move forward in life.”

In addition, Dr. Homan is committed to improving the health of rural communities. “I’m from a rural area in Illinois. I have a passion for rural communities and want to play a larger role in decreasing health disparities for our families and neighbors. I’m excited to be a part of the team to build children’s mental health resources here in northwest Wisconsin.”

Dr. Homan is currently seeing patients. To learn more about Behavioral Health Services of MMC and whether Dr. Homan can help your family, please call 715-685-5400 or learn more about Behavioral Health Services of MMC here.