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Enrollment in the Health Benefits for Immigrant Adults (HBIA) program will be temporarily paused effective July 1, 2023.

Enrollment in the Health Benefits for Immigrant Seniors (HBIS) program will be temporarily paused effective Nov. 6, 2023.

Illinois DocAssist

The Illinois DocAssist program was implemented by HFS in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois, Chicago in an effort to address access and capacity issues related to child and perinatal psychiatry in the Illinois Medicaid system, private sector, and those uninsured.  The Illinois DocAssist program provides free pediatric and perinatal psychiatric and behavioral health consultation services to primary care providers (PCPs) and allied providers throughout the state.  The consultation services are designed to support PCPs serving non-emergent youth and perinatal women with complex behavioral health and pharmacologic issues in a variety of practice venues such as school-based health centers, schools, private practices, group practices, health care centers, public health clinics, and with a variety of practitioners like physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, and social workers.

Key DocAssist Features:

  • Toll free psychiatric consultation line serving all of Illinois (1-866-986-2778) staffed by child and adolescent psychiatrists specialized in pediatric and perinatal consultations.
  • Pediatric and perinatal consultations with health care providers include:

1. Mental/Behavioral Health

2. Substance abuse

3. Trauma-informed care

4. Medication and therapy best practices

5. Screening, diagnosis, and referral processes

6. Assistance in locating local referral resources         

  • Customized training and education upon request on specific behavioral health topics 

More information can be found on the links listed below: