DCHD is working to vaccinate people in alignment with the Phase 1a recommendations from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) which includes healthcare personnel (HCP), as defined by CDC and further definedby the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), including updates provided on 1/10/21.
Phase 1a includes HCP in:
Other identified congregate care staff and residents
HCP will be required to present verification of their healthcare personnel status, i.e., employee ID badge, check stub, state licensure, or certificate.
Vaccination is by appointment only and dependent on vaccine supply.
As the vaccine supply provided by the State of Illinois/IDPH is allocated based on county jurisdiction, DCHD is further prioritizing its administration of vaccine for individuals who reside, work, or attend college/university in DuPage County. Individuals presenting for vaccination at a DCHD location may be asked to provide verification of residence, employment, or school attendance within DuPage County.
At this time, we are only providing vaccinations to healthcare personnel (HCP) 18 years and older.
Vaccination prioritization will continue to change as COVID-19 vaccine supply increases in the coming weeks.
Our Forensic Behavioral Health staff work closely with our local court system to ensure that timely and appropriate clinical services are provided to those involved in the criminal justice system. Our thorough substance use evaluations provide recommendations that meet client-specific needs to help be successful.
Early Intervention Program
Our early intervention program designed to explore risk factors that appear to be related to substance use and addictive behavior, and to help the individual recognize the harmful consequences of high-risk substance use and/or addictive behavior. Groups are held weekly, and length of treatment may be determined by other court-involved requirements.
Our outpatient substance use programs include weekly group and individual appointments that meet the individual needs of each client.
Intensive Outpatient Program
The Intensive Outpatient Program provides group and individual counseling for up to nine hours per week. Our programs are structured to meet the individualized needs of those involved in the criminal justice system in collaboration with our community partners.
DuPage County Correctional Center Substance Use Recovery Pod
The DuPage County Jail includes a pod that is reserved for inmates who struggle with substance use issues. Our substance use clinical staff provide a daily evidence-based curriculum in both group and individual formats.