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Community Mental Health Centers

In accordance with Public Act 096-1405 (pdf) (html), the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS), in collaboration with the Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health (DHS/DMH), is preparing to support the direct billing of services provided by community mental health (CMH) providers to HFS beginning with claims submitted on or after July 1, 2011.

Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health (DMH)

The Division of Mental Health operates as the single state mental health authority. DMH provides a wide variety of mental health services, offered through Community Mental Health Centers, and is a key partner alongside HFS and DCFS in the state’s Screening, Assessment, and Support Services (SASS) program for children.  DMH acts as one of the Certifying State Agencies for Community Mental Health Centers and is one of the primary funders of mental health services for children and adults at all levels of care throughout the state. 

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Illinois Healthcare and Family Services

JB Pritzker, Governor • Theresa Eagleson, Director