City Announces Expansion of Citywide Mental Health Network to All 77 Neighborhoods

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The City of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that the City of Chicago has successfully expanded access to publicly funded mental health services for residents in all 77 neighborhoods throughout the city. The City has continued to grow this network throughout the pandemic and is now funding no-barrier access to mental health services at a total of 177 clinics and clinical programs across all 77 Chicago community areas — along with primary and behavioral health care at 80 shelters for people experiencing homelessness. Collectively known as Chicago’s Trauma-Informed Centers of Care (TICC) network, the mental health providers in the network all receive city funding to complement their federal, state, county, and philanthropic funding — and all must provide no-barrier mental health services. Partners include Community Mental Health Centers, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and Community-Based Organizations, along with CDPH’s five directly-operated mental health clinics and new planned extension clinics in partnership with the Chicago Public Library and O’Hare Airport.  The Trauma-Informed Centers of Care network provides a range of high-quality mental health services to adults, children, and families regardless of health insurance, immigration status, or ability to pay.  To get connected to mental health services, please visit, call 211, or call the CDPH Mental Health Clinic Intake Line at 312-747-1020. 

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