24 Hour State Mandated Pre-Admission Screening
This service is for the use of professional medical/mental health staff only at the facilities listed below. Preadmission screening for state hospital admission of severely mental ill adults is mandated by the State of Illinois. Candidates for admission must be subject to involuntary admission, have a valid petition and certificate for involuntary commitment completed, be medically cleared and have no funding source available (Such as medical insurance, Medicare or Medicaid). When appropriately requested, mandated 24 hour/day ADULT pre-admission screening services for state mental health hospital admissions are completed on site by Will County at Silver Cross Hospital and Provena St. Joseph Medical Center.
A petition for involuntary commitment (MHDD 5) may be completed by any adult citizen. This form requests that the person named in the petition by transported to a mental health facility for a mental health assessment. It does not mandate the transport or assessment. However, police, fire/rescue or hospital medical personnel may act upon this request. To make the request mandatory a mental health professional who is qualified or a medical doctor must complete a certificate for examination (MHDD 6).