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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.

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Initiative

Welcome to the Illinois CCBHC Initiative web page that provides updated information regarding the State’s CCBHC Initiative led by HFS, in partnership with the Chief Behavioral Health Officer, the Department of Human Services (DHS), providers, and community stakeholders. 

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In accordance with Section 223 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014 (P.L. 113-93) and the Illinois Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) Act, HFS is pleased to announce that on March 20, 2024, the State’s CCBHC Demonstration application was submitted to the Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration (SAMHSA) requesting that Illinois be considered for participation in the 2024 CCBHC Demonstration Program (Demonstration). 

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of federal subject matter experts from the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and SAMHSA. Final selection of states that will be invited to participate in the Demonstration will be made no later than June 17, 2024.

As part of the application process, the State has provisionally certified 19 CCBHC locations that were determined to be ready to implement all state and federal CCBHC requirements. The specific CCBHC locations that achieved provisional CCBHC certification can be found here: 

This website will be updated, and a public notice will be published when Illinois receives the Notice of Award or other indication of the status of the State’s application.

Additional information is available regarding the State’s CCBHC Initiative using the navigation menu on the left side of this page. 


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