As the State Mental Health Authority, the DMH is responsible for assuring that children, adolescents and adults, throughout Illinois, have the availability of and access to public-funded mental health services for those who are diagnosed with a mental illness or emotional disturbance and an impaired level of functioning based on a mental health assessment. Service delivery in DMH is provided within five geographically organized service Regions, through 162 community mental health centers/agencies (called 'Providers'), 27 community hospitals with psychiatric units and seven state-operated hospitals, the latter containing both civil and forensic beds. The DMH also provides statutorily required treatment services for sexually violent persons through its Treatment and Detention Facility.
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Emergency Room at Local Hospital