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Assessments

No-Cost Assessments and Referrals

We offer no-cost behavioral health assessments to children and adolescents ages 3–17 to determine the child’s needs, and offer referrals based on those needs.

  • Typical reasons for an evaluation are:
  • Prolonged sadness, anxiety or depression
  • Suicidal thoughts, plan or attempt
  • Uncontrollable anger or aggression
  • Confused thoughts, hearing voices
  • Difficulty coping with past trauma

What is an Assessment?

This is the first step towards improving your child’s overall well-being. An assessment is a clinical interview to determine what type of behavioral health services is most appropriate. A mastered prepared clinician will ask about current concerns as well as past medical and mental health history. Parents/legal guardians will also asked to be present during the assessment process, as this may be helpful for assistance and support.

This assessment is used to determine which programs or services would be most beneficial. Once the assessment is complete, our clinician will consult with our Psychiatrist regarding the recommendation and then make a determination about treatment options.

How do I schedule an assessment?

Simply call us at 312-491-5055. A clinician will take your call, ask a series of questions, and determine if a face-to-face assessment is the appropriate next step. Our goal is to schedule the assessment as soon as possible, and same day assessments are available 24/7.

Reasons to schedule an assessment?

A no-cost assessment should be scheduled if your child is having difficulty at school or home due to mental health issues such as:

  • Suicidal/homicidal thoughts
  • Self-harm behaviors
  • Aggressive/threatening/assaultive behaviors
  • Depression
  • Hearing voices/seeing things others can’t hear or see
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Anxiety/Panic

Help is Only a Call Away

If your child is in need of behavioral health treatment, Chicago Children’s Center for Behavioral Health, may be able to help. Call 312-491-5055 for a no-cost assessment any time, day or night.