Services Provided

Description of Services

Comprehensive Psychiatric Outpatient Services shall be in accordance with the services set forth by DHS/DMH Medicaid Rule 132:
  • All services shall be provided by physicians licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987.
  • Such physicians are either Board-Certified or Board-Eligible in psychiatry with experience in providing clinical psychiatric services to children and adolescents


Eligibility for Services

Who is Eligible

Adults 17 years old and younger who meet the following criteria:

  • Children and Adolescents who have had multiple, or lengthy admissions to a SOF and/or community-based inpatient psychiatric facilities.
  • Children and Adolescents who may be at imminent risk of hospitalization or who may be in need of less restrictive but still more intensive services that are available in the community.

Admissions Process

Contact Central Intake at 815-727-8521 (8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday). An Admissions staff member will process your request for services, review your eligibility for service, and if you meet our admission criteria, schedule an appointment with a counselor

Counseling/Psychotherapy Practicum

Prepares Students for Clinical Practice

The Professional and Clinical Training Program is part of the Division of Behavioral Health Programs of the Will County Health Department and a longstanding member of ACEPT (Association of Chicagoland Externship and Training). The training programs serve adults, children, and adolescents with serious emotional illness, and often chronic mental illness.

Substance Abuse Practicum

Training Related to Patient Screening

The purpose of the Substance Abuse Practicum is to provide student trainees with supervised, practical experience in a community mental setting and in the two Joliet Township High Schools. Prerequisite to the practicum and field site experiences is satisfactory completion of all or most of the core courses and approval of the academic faculty for enrollment in practicum.

Community Service Practicum

Exposure to Concepts of Social Justice and Change

The Community Service Practicum (CSP) is a unique non-clinical experience, meant to expose future practitioners to concepts of social justice and social change, and to instill in them the ethos and the skill set necessary to engage in socially responsible practice. Students ordinarily spend six months on this practicum.
Youth Community Support Services

Youth Community Support Services

Individual Support to Children and Adolescents

The Will county Health Department Community Support (Respite) Program provides support services to children and adolescents living within Will County with diagnoses of an emotional disturbance. Community Support services provide one-to-one therapeutic support to assist in improving functioning within the child’s immediate community. Treatment goals would involve improved interpersonal communication, improved peer and sibling relationships and working on behavior modification.

Services Provided

Therapeutic Services and Treatment Goals

Community Support Services. provides individual therapeutic services in the community that address the treatment goals that have been determined by the consumer, the consumer’s family and the consumer’s therapist.

Eligibility and Admission

Admission into the Community Support Services Program

To be eligible for C.S.S. the consumer MUST be a client of the Will County Health Department Division of Behavioral Services. If the therapist determines that C.S.S. would benefit the consumer, the consumer may be referred by his/her therapist after receiving six (6) months of continuous service.
Adult Acute Community Services

Adult Acute Community Services

The Will County Health Department’s ACS Program provides services and supports needed by the consumer to continue stabilization from crisis.
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