Adult & Child Case Management
Local counties contract with HDC to provide case management services to adults and children with serious mental health issues. Case managers work closely with individuals and families to help them access needed supports and services to maximize independence, mental health, and community integration.
Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC)
HDC is a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). As a CCBHC, HDC provides an integrated community behavioral health care model meant to improve service quality and accessibility to services. This model is the future of community behavioral health, with a goal to improve mental health and substance use treatment across the country.
As a CCBHC, HDC:
- Provides integrated, evidence-based, trauma-informed, recovery-oriented, person and family-centered care.
- Offers a full array of mental health, substance-use disorder (SUD), and primary care screening services.
- Establishes collaborative relationships with other providers and healthcare systems to ensure coordination of care.
- Advances the integration of behavioral health care and physical health care.
- Provides a comprehensive continuum of care for people with serious mental illness (SMI) and serious emotional disturbance (SED).
- Promotes improved access to high-quality care by providing a collection services that:
- Create greater access.
- Stabilize people experiencing crisis.
- Provide needed treatment and recovery support services to those with serious and complex mental health and substance use disorders.
- Integrate additional services to emphasize recovery, wellness, trauma-informed care, and physical-behavioral health.
Children’s Therapeutic Services & Supports (CTSS)
CTSS is designed to help children under the age of 18 with mental health, emotional, and behavioral issues. This service is based on the unique and changing needs of the child and is designed to improve the child’s functioning within the family and community. CTSS activities take place in the child’s home and the community.
Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) Services
The social and emotional development of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers is important, and so are the relationships they have with their caregivers. ECMH services for these children (ages 0-5 years old) and their families focus on enhancing the connection between young children and their caregivers.
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
PCIT is a great opportunity for families with young children (ages 2-7 years old) whose behaviors are difficult to manage. Families participate in weekly sessions that provide training for parents on how to manage children’s behavior while improving their relationships with their children. PCIT has been successful with oppositional/defiant problems, aggressive behaviors, Attention Deficit Hyper-Activity Disorder (ADHD), severe temper tantrums, the impact of abuse/neglect, and exposure to alcohol/drugs before birth. PCIT requires a 12–14-week commitment to 1 hour-long sessions per week.
Psychiatry services include evaluations, treatment, and medication management for depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders. HDC psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses are skilled in pharmacology for children and adults.
Services are offered in HDC offices and at contracted locations. Psychiatry also offers services via ITV to Cook County and other locations.
HDC offers therapy in individual, family, and group settings. Some issues addressed by HDC therapists include depression, anxiety, grief, abuse, life stress, family and marital issues, pain management, eating disorders, and anger management. Services are open to children, adolescents, and adults.