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The Will County Health Department Provides Behavioral Health Services to Adults, Children and Adolescents.

WCHD Behavioral Health provides client-focused, community-based services in accordance with current clinical knowledge and accepted best-practices and standards of care. Behavioral Health empowers the persons they serve in a manner which is ethnically and culturally appropriate. Behavioral Health builds on the strengths, needs, abilities and preferences of the persons they serve.

Do you or does someone you know need Mental Health help? Not sure?

View a list of our programs below or call WCHD Behavioral Health at 815.727.8521.

Behavioral Health at the WCHD offers a number of comprehensive programs and services for the residents of Will County

Behavioral Health at the WCHD Offers a Number of Comprehensive Programs and Services

Acute Community Services (ACS)

The ACS Program provides services and support needed by unfunded individuals to achieve and continue stabilization from their experience of psychiatric crisis.

Adult Outpatient Mental Health Program

Helping individuals with serious mental illness function in critical life areas including: physical, emotional, social, work, family, financial etc.

Behavioral Health FAQs

Learn more about the Will County Health Department behavioral health services and programs for Will County, Illinois residents.

Child & Adolescent Outpatient Mental Health Programs

The Child and Adolescent Outpatient Mental Health Program is a community based, culturally competent mental health outreach model that serves children and adolescents ages 3-17 with symptoms of serious emotional disorders. 

Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology

The APPIC member Doctoral Internship Program’s goal is to provide an organized training and educational experience in psychology to doctoral interns and to assist participants in developing proficiencies in the provision of psychological services to adults, children, families, and legally-involved individuals, in preparation for the role of clinical psychologist.

Family Support Program

This program is provided by the State of Illinois to assist parents or private guardians in paying the costs of intense services and/or residential care for children with severe mental illness under the age of 21.

Intake, Orientation & Registration

Intake/Orientation Groups are provided for new consumers requesting services through Central Intake. Staff shall ensure prompt, nondiscriminatory access to services.

Mental Health Corrections Program

Mental Health Services provided at the Will County Adult Detention Facility are in conjunction with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) standards and guidelines for Mental Health Services.

Mobile Crisis Response (MCR)

Promotes the well-being of children by maintaining them in the least restrictive settings, working with families in their home(s) or other natural environments, providing culturally and linguistically competent services, maintaining normalizing routines and activities, and interventions to address growing problems.

Philosophy of Treatment

The Will County Health Department follows a philosophy of behavioral health treatment. Learn more about our values and principles.

Practicum Clinical Training Program

The Clinical Training Program of the Behavioral Health Division is a proud member of both APPIC (Association of Postdoctoral and Internship Centers) and ACEPT (Association of Chicagoland Externship and Practicum Training).

Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)

The PATH Program provides services for those adults who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless with a severe mental illness and/or a severe mental illness and a co-occurring substance abuse disorder.


STOP provides outpatient and intensive outpatient substance use treatment services for persons not requiring inpatient or residential care. Services for STOP are available to all Will County residents at least 18 years of age. Non-residents may be eligible for services if they are currently under supervision of the Will County court (12th Judicial Circuit).