North Central Health Care's crisis center is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (Photo: Marathon County)

WAUSAU – In the wake of a shooting rampage that left four people dead including an Everest Metro Police officer, North Central Health Care is deploying counselors to multiple schools in the D.C. Everest School District to help students and staff cope with the tragedy.

“NCHC has been in close contact with local law enforcement and school officials and will be available for the mental health needs of our entire community,” said NCHC spokeswoman Jessica Meadows, in a news release issued Thursday morning.

Also accessible to the public are NCHC Crisis and Emergency Services, which are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling 800-799-0122 or 715-845-4326. The NCHC Crisis Center is located at 1100 Lake View Drive in Wausau.

No appointment is necessary to call or visit the NCHC Crisis Center. Visit services for additional information.

North Central Health Care serves residents in the counties of Marathon, Langlade and Lincoln through an accessible, specialized continuum of care. Services are provided for mental health, substance abuse, crisis, developmental disabilities, adult protection, aquatic physical therapy and skilled nursing care.