Admission Process

Information Regarding Admission to the SASS Program

Author: Behavioral Health Staff/Friday, August 23, 2013/Categories: SASS Program

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The SASS program has a 24/7 staffing schedule with a backup schedule. SASS services are provided 365 days per year, 24 hours per day with acceptance of all referrals from CARES on a no-decline basis. The CARES line contact information is 800-345-9049.

The following criteria will be applied to determine age and financial eligibility:
  • Children under the age of 18 seeking public funding for psychiatric
  • services through DHS.
  • Children and adolescents under the age of 21 enrolled in HFS’ medical
  • programs, including All Kids.
  • Any person for whom DCFS has legal responsibility.

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