Admissions Process

Coordinating Admission into ACS

The referring agency, which is coordinating discharge should provide the following information: consumer’s name, address, and telephone number, discharge date and discharge summary, including medications.
Adult Crisis Care Eligibility

Adult Crisis Care Eligibility

The Will County Health Department Eligibility Disposition Assessment Program is contracted by the Illinois Department of Human Services / Division of Mental Health (DHS/DMH) to provide evaluations of consumers for Region 1 South Crisis Care System (R1SCCS) eligibility.

Services Provided

Services for Persons Meeting Eligibility

The Emergency Department staff will document that the consumer meets the eligibility criteria (described below) and does not have a current medical condition which precludes their eligibility for DHS/DMH-funded services by completion of the psychiatric medical clearance checklist.

Eligibility for Services

Factors Determining Eligibilty

The consumer is presenting with a psychiatric crisis in an ED in the R1SCCS area: Silver Cross Hospitals in New Lenox and Homer Glenn, IL, Presence St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Joliet, IL, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital in Bolingbrook, IL, Edward Plainfield ER in Plainfield, IL.

Admissions Process

Documentation and Evaluation

The above criteria must be evaluated and documented as met prior to calling for an Evaluator for an EDA. The EDA will only occur after acute intoxication, metabolic syndromes, and acute medical issues are evaluated and resolved or stabilized. Behavioral or emotional problems present only during acute intoxication do not require EDA services and do not meet the standards for inclusion in this program. 
Adult Detention Facility Data Link Program

Adult Detention Facility Data Link Program

Funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services/Department of Mental Health (DHS/DMH)  the Data Link program provides a secure, HIPAA compliant, online database
Forensics Program

Forensics Program

Safe communities are concerned with the welfare of all of its residents, including those whose behavior is abusive and illegal.

Services Provided

Assessment and Treatment

We offer specialized court ordered assessment and treatment for sex offending and domestic violence. We also provide specialized treatment for those individuals who have already been found Unfit to Stand Trial or Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity
Adult Mental Health Program

Adult Mental Health Program

Community Mental Health Outpatient Services

The Adult Mental Health Program of the Will County Health Department Division of Behavioral Health  provides outpatient community mental health services for Will County residents who have symptoms of a serious mental illness, and in some cases with concurrent substance abuse, that are serious obstacles to community functioning.

The Adult Services staff work in collaboration with the persons served to develop treatment objectives and interventions that best match the client's strengths and resources to assist them in attaining their life goals.

Adult mental health outpatient services are provided at convenient locations in Joliet, Bolingbrook, and Monee. Services are provided Monday – Saturday from 8:30 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. (office hours vary from location to location ).

Contact Central Intake at 815-727-8521(8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday).

Services

Services Provided by the Addictions Program

We offer specialized court ordered assessment and treatment for substance abuse. When the initial assessment indicates a need, we also recommend and provide additional assessments and treatments such as evaluation by a psychiatrist, psychological testing, medical follow-up, and medications.
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