Bringing Behavioral Health Into Communities

IDPH partners with Pilsen Wellness Center to provide treatment
 
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is teaming up with Pilsen Wellness Center to provide greater access to behavioral health services for children, adolescents, and adults in communities outside the city of Chicago.
 
IDPH’s five Wellness on Wheels mobile health vans are available to local health departments and community organizations across Illinois to provide a clinical setting to perform health screenings and services in areas with few health resources.  Pilsen Wellness Center will be using one of the mobile health units to provide mental health treatment and tele-psychiatry services to people with limited access to these services.
 
“The Wellness on Wheels mobile health vans allow health care providers to reach more people who may not have access to health care,” said IDPH Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D.  “Making mental and behavioral treatment available in communities can help prevent expensive hospital visits and even jail time in some cases.  We are excited to partner with Pilsen Wellness Center to provide treatment options.”
 
Psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, therapists, and other mental health professionals will provide treatment and care.  This team will work closely with family, doctors, schools, county agencies, and other partners.  Pilsen Wellness Center programs and services will include:
  • Consultation with treatment specialists
  • Psychiatric evaluations and mental health assessments
  • Tele-psychiatry services
  • Individual psychotherapy sessions for children, adolescents, and adults
  • Patient and family education
  • Medication management

For more information contact Paul Naranjo with Pilsen Wellness Center at 773-579-0832.
 

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