Find Help for Mental Health, Drugs, or Alcohol if You’re on Illinois' Medicaid Program or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
The Illinois Department of Human Services has a list of local health offices, community mental centers, and providers in your area that you can search. Contact the provider to see if they are enrolled in Medicaid program and accepting new patients before your first visit.
If you're part of HealthChoice, health services will be delivered through a Managed Care Organization (MCO). You can search for a provider within their specific health plan network for the type of health care professional you would like to see. Learn more about the types of providers. For more information about your specific plan, call the number on the back of your health plan card or go online to their portal to find member services.
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If you have concerns about getting to an appointment, your state’s Medicaid program may offer help with transportation (PDF | 1 MB).
You can also:
- Ask your doctor, social worker, loved ones, or a trusted friend, if they know any health care professionals or programs.
- Call the phone number on the back of your insurance card. Many will list a number for mental health and substance use (sometimes called behavioral health) or a nurse line. You can ask them for help finding and getting services.
- Use the SAMHSA search for health care professionals and programs or call 1-800-662-4357 any time day or night. The call line has people who can speak with you in English or Spanish.
- Find a health center that provides free or low-cost care.
- If you have a job, ask your employer’s human resources department if they have an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). An EAP is a free and confidential service that your company pays for. The service can help employees with mental health, drug or alcohol use, grief, and trauma.
- If you’re a student, look for your school’s health center or peer support group.
- Learn about support groups.