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The first step to receiving services is to contact Intake and Referral. The staff at Intake will do an initial screening to determine what services you qualify for and help connect you to those services.
Fees for outpatient mental health services are partially covered by Medicaid, Medicaid MCOs, or Medicare. A fee scale will be used based on individual circumstances, along with assistance to apply for benefits if uninsured. If you are assessed with a fee, please pay at time of service and at a minimum.
Adults over the age of 18 who are involved in the criminal justice system and are struggling with substance use (alcohol and/or drugs) are eligible. Additionally, treatment is provided to those with Medicaid/MCO coverage, or with no insurance coverage. Those with private insurance coverage are encouraged to use a provider in the community who accepts his/her insurance plan.
The cost for treatment is typically covered by Medicaid/MCO. If someone is not eligible for Medicaid/MCO, income will determine eligibility for treatment to be reimbursed by one of our state contracts. A sliding fee schedule based on national poverty guidelines is also available for non-insured, DuPage County residents.
Classes are held at:Linda A. Kurzawa Community Center115 N County Farm RoadWheaton, IL 60187
The cost of the class is $40 per class ($80 total for the two classes).
Classes are rotated between adults and adolescents, but are generally held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Adults over the age of 18 who are involved in the criminal justice system and are struggling with substance use (alcohol and/or drugs) are eligible. Additionally, treatment is provided to those with Medicaid/MCO coverage or with no insurance coverage. Those with private insurance coverage are encouraged to use a provider in the community who accepts his/her insurance plan.
The cost for treatment is typically covered by Medicaid/MCO. If someone is not eligible for Medicaid/MCO, income will determine eligibility for treatment to be reimbursed by one of our state contracts. Sliding fee schedule based on national poverty guidelines is also available for non-insured, DuPage County residents.
The average length of stay is 3 to 5 days; however, individual treatment needs are assessed throughout.
Contact Crisis Services at 630-627-1700 for more information.
You can find information at Early Intervention Central Billing Office (EICBO).
The Illinois Department of Human Services-Bureau of Early Intervention has a contract with all providers (therapists), interpreters and translators. Each independent provider or agency is paid through the Department of Human Services.
The Child and Family Connections office (CFC 5 covers all of DuPage County, Illinois) is the single point of entry for infants and toddlers with a diagnosis or developmental delay to connect with Early Intervention supports and services. The CFC connects families to supports and services by authorizing the providers, interpreters and translators necessary to comply with the family's individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).
The Mental Health Court Alternative Program (MICAP) program is for adults over the age of 18. In order to determine eligibility, the DuPage County State's Attorney, the person's attorney, and the judge must all agree with the referral for screening. If all parties agree, a formal screening and mental health assessment are completed to determine clinical eligibility.
The Post Crisis Response Team (PCRT) team follows up on mental health calls that come through the DuPage County Sheriff's Office or from a partner law enforcement agency that may request follow-up.
You will be asked to provide your Access DuPage, Medicaid, and/or Medicare card-at the time of registration. It is important that DuPage County Health Department has your current, complete, and accurate medical insurance for billing purposes to avoid additional out of pocket costs.
If you are uninsured or your insurance company does not pay for your treatment in full, we will send a client statement in the mail.
Sometimes insurance plans do not cover the entire cost of your care, resulting in a "client responsibility amount." You are responsible for this portion of the bill. We will send you a statement after your insurance has paid to notify you of any remaining balance.
No, we no longer accept payment over the telephone.
Call your clinician; they will be able to help you.
Yes. Depending upon your insurance coverage, you may be required to pay a portion of your co-pay or co-insurance amount for the services provided. Medicare requires an annual deductible, as well as 20% per doctor/therapist visit.
Yes. All meetings of the Board of Health are open to the public.
Yes. The meeting agenda allows time for public comment.
Meetings in general usually end between 7 and 8 p.m. In rare cases, meetings may go longer based on the material being covered.
The Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program in DuPage County provides free basic services for eligible, uninsured women in Illinois. Free basic services include the clinical breast exam, mammogram, pelvic exam, and pap test.
Diagnostic mammograms and breast ultrasounds are sometimes ordered to clarify medical and/or X-ray findings. These are covered by the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program. The medical provider may order some tests that are not covered by the program, and you may be responsible for payment for some diagnostic exams. A list of allowable services is available upon request (contact the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program). The nurse or case manager will help you find resources in these situations.
The medical provider's office will inform you of what should happen next. You may be asked to see a gynecologist. All of the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program medical providers use the official American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) guidelines for following up on abnormal pap tests.
Call the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program as soon as possible and send the bill to us. Do not wait for a second or third bill. We will follow up with the provider as soon as we have the bill from you. If there is an error, it may take some time to resolve, but we assure you the bill will be paid properly. This only applies to charges for the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program, not charges from other medical services you receive.
Yes! Call The Illinois Women's Healthline at 888-522-1282 for information about other counties.
The State of Illinois has health insurance called Health Benefits for Persons with Breast or Cervical Cancer (HFS) for women with breast or cervical cancer or certain precancerous cervical conditions. Call for eligibility information and an application, or download the application (PDF).
Symptoms of Tuberculosis (TB) depend on where in the body the TB bacteria are growing. TB bacteria usually grow in the lungs. TB in the lungs may cause:
Children may have different symptoms, such as failure to thrive and lethargy/inactivity.
Make an appointment at the Health Department by calling 630-682-7400 or at your doctor's office for a Tuberculosis (TB) skin test or Interferon-Gamma Release Assays (IGRA) blood test.
If this is your first appointment, please bring any previous skin test results, blood test results, and/or any chest x-rays.
There are multiple resources for data on health in DuPage County:
If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please email Impact DuPage.
Get Endorsed by the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) Eco-Healthy Child Care to learn about making your child care facility healthier.
Yes. You will see a Community Health Worker who will enroll you in health insurance prior to seeing the doctor.
The DuPage County Health Department can offer pregnant women many services, like:
The Advocate doctors deliver at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.
You can follow up with the CHW who completed your application, or you can create an account on the ABE website and check on the status of your account from your smart phone or personal computer. Create an account by logging into the ABE website and follow the instructions to create an account.
DHS office by phone or in person.
Online or call DCHD at 630-682-7400 to schedule an appointment.
Yes. Medicare beneficiaries who meet eligibility standards for Medicaid may apply and qualify for dual coverage.
Complete and sign the form and return with required verification via fax, mail, or MMC (Manage My Case). Follow steps included in the Redetermination (REDE) Notice.
Call DCHD to schedule appointment with CHW for assistance at 630-682-7400.
Online at MMC. You can also contact the DHS local office in person or by phone.
No. The Health Department participates in health fairs throughout the county.
We provide information on Health Department services for DuPage County residents.
No. The Health Department does not offer blood pressure, blood sugar, or cholesterol screenings at health fairs. A resource for health screenings may be local community colleges with a nursing program.
No. The Health Department does not offer flu shots at health fairs.
The Health Department recommends checking with your physician’s office or local pharmacy for the availability of flu vaccine. Flu shots at NOT available at health fairs.
To order a birth certificate, the child must have been born in DuPage County. You can order a birth certificate online, by mail or in person.
For more information, please visit Birth Certificates
At the DuPage County Health Department, you will find a diverse and friendly work environment with a team dedicated to our mission. You will find work that challenges you professionally while allowing you to contribute to the health of the community in meaningful ways.
For a complete list of open positions,please visit Job Opportunities.
The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, community referrals and vouchers for nutritious supplemental foods at no cost to eligible pregnant, postpartum, or breastfeeding women, infants and children living in DuPage County.
For more information, please visit Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).
Oral health is an important part of overall physical health. The DuPage County Health Department provides dental services for eligible children and adults at two locations. Clients must meet financial requirements and be residents of DuPage County.
For more information, please visit Dental Services.
Immunizations are offered at the Wheaton, Westmont, and Lombard Offices. Both childhood and adult immunizations are available.
For more information, please visit Immunizations
Behavioral Health Services provides a wide range of services for DuPage County residents who are experiencing symptoms related to mental health or substance use, which may be impacting your daily life.
For more information, please visit Behavioral Health Services.
If an individual is experiencing a crisis, please call Crisis Services at 630-627-1700, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information, please visit Crisis Services.
The DuPage County Health Department provides clinical TB services, provider and community education, case management to all active TB cases, contact investigations and immigrant follow-up clearance.
To learn more, please visit Tuberculosis (TB) Services.
In the State of Illinois, there are three types of certification/training requirements for staff working in a food service establishment.
DuPage County Health Department’s food program is responsible for permitting and regulating over 4,000 food service facilities operating in the County. To learn more, please visit Food Education
To learn more about food safety, please visit Food Safety
To learn about food permits, please visit Food Permits.
Mosquitoes transmit serious and sometimes fatal diseases, such as West Nile virus (WNV), to horses, humans and their pets. The DuPage County Health Department conducts surveillance activities for West Nile virus (WNV) seasonally, from May through October.
To learn more, please visit West Nile virus
Some immunizations for foreign travel are available by appointment only. For a list of immunizations currently available, please call 630-682-7400.
For more information, please visit Travel Clinic.
The DuPage County Health Department offers STD testing by appointment only at our Wheaton office. To make an appointment please call: 630-682-7400. There is a $50.00 fee for the complete clinic. Spanish speaking interpreters are available.
For more information, visit the STD Clinic page.
The goal of DuPage County Health Department’s private sewage disposal system program is to protect public health through the elimination of disease hazards and nuisances resulting from improperly disposed and/or treated wastewater.
If you have any questions regarding obtaining a permit for installing a new septic system or repairing a septic system, please visit Sewage and Septic.
For information about these concerns and more, please visit Community Environmental Health
DuPage County Health Department provides links to publicly available websites that are government-owned or -operated (e.g., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Illinois Department of Public Health, Food and Drug Administration) and other government-owned or -operated websites that provide information and/or services, as a public service only.
DuPage County Health Department neither endorses nor guarantees in any way the external organizations services, advice, or products included in these website links. Furthermore, DuPage County Health Department neither controls nor guarantees the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of the information contained in website links.
Requests to link the DuPage County Health Department website to non-government-owned or -operated websites will not be considered and queries will not be answered. Additionally, requests and suggestions to improve the DuPage County Health Department website performance, traffic, etc., will not be considered, and queries will not be answered.
To request that a copy of your child’s medical records be released to you or another provider, you must complete a release of information form. The form can be returned to the address listed above via mail/fax or delivered in person.
To obtain a copy of your medical records for an adult, you must have their consent. This can be demonstrated by providing legal proof (i.e. medical power of attorney, personal representative or proof of guardianship).
Please allow 30 days for your request to be processed.
You may receive your records on paper, CD, or sent via secure e-mail.
Anyone age 18 or older is authorized to sign the form.
Do not urinate within an hour of your appointment time for testing purposes. For females, please reschedule if you have your menses/period.
Yes. The Nurse will follow you until 6 weeks postpartum. After that, you can be enrolled in the Family Case Management program or Healthy Families program.
Yes. The Nurse will provide you a list of doctors whom you can choose from in the area. We also have obstetrics (OB) doctors at a few of our locations, and you can ask the Nurse to help you schedule an appointment at those offices.
No. The program is free.
Call 630-682-7400 for more information if you meet all of the following criteria:
No. The Family Case Management program is free.
Yes. We provide referrals and resources in the community to meet your needs.
Contact the DuPage County Health Department at 630-682-7400, or complete the Healthy Families Referral Form (PDF) and fax it to us at 630-510-5434 or mail it to us:DuPage County Health Department111 N County Farm RoadWheaton, IL 60187
The Healthy Families program is free.
Contact us at 630-682-7400 or submit a Healthy Families Referral Form (PDF) and we will connect you to a program that you may qualify for.
Women and children may receive:
Women who are breastfeeding exclusively may also receive tuna fish or pink salmon, as well as extra cheese, juice, legumes and peanut butter. Newborns who are not breastfeeding receive formula and, starting at 6 months of age, will receive infant cereal and infant baby food.
The Health Department offers WIC-certified lactation consultants (IBCLC), counselors (CLC), and breastfeeding peer counselors (BFPC) on staff who are available to provide breastfeeding support. WIC has a dedicated place to breastfeed your infant and can assist you in getting your own breast pump.
Bring the following to your first WIC appointment:
Appointment times vary. Please allow one-to-two hours, depending on the size of your family. You may bring a beverage and snack from home.
After reviewing your health, medical, and nutrition history, a dietitian, nutritionist or public health nurse will share health and nutrition information and answer your questions. You will receive up to three-months of food coupons.
You will get a list of grocery stores that take coupons and a WIC food list.
WIC cannot replace lost or stolen coupons. Please call your WIC office to report lost or stolen coupons.
WIC follows the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines, which recommend infants start solid foods at 6 months of age.