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What is Illinois DocAssist?

Illinois DocAssist is your trusted partner in easing access to behavioral health care. Our psychiatric consultants can quickly assist health care providers and school-based clinicians with addressing the mental health and substance use problems of children, adolescents and perinatal women.

The following services are free and available to any Illinois health care provider or school-based clinician involved in the care of children, adolescents (through age 21) and perinatal women.

 

I reached out to the IL Doc Assist hotline to help with medication management for a child on the autism spectrum. I had tried several medications and was still struggling to  find the right fit for his behaviors. Being able to connect with a specialist to help support my patient and his family without waiting for a formal referral was extremely helpful. I would recommend the service to my colleagues so that we can continue to function at the top of our licenses, with support from specialists, as we navigate the pediatric mental health crisis and specialist shortages.

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Partnering to expand mental health care access for all children in Illinois Heading link

Illinois DocAssist is collaborating with the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics,  Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Women’s Health, and Family Services (IDPH, OWHFS), Illinois Title V Maternal and Child Health Program (IL Title V) to expand Illinois’ existing statewide mental health programs and services. The expansion, which is made possible with funding by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), primarily focuses on the following activities:

  • Providing a multitude of mental health education and training opportunities to pediatricians and other primary health care professionals
  • Increasing the number of Illinois DocAssist consultation services across the state
  • Developing a stronger network of mental health resources and referrals accessible to providers serving pediatric patients and their families