Everyone faces challenges, but when challenges become an overwhelming part of your everyday life, Memorial Behavioral Health is here to guide you down the path of recovery. We offer a wide range of mental health services for children, adolescents, adults with mental health challenges, and offer a partial hospitalization program.
Emotional Support Hotline
The Memorial Behavioral Health Clinic emotional support hotline can support you when you are experiencing anxiety or stress, even if you are not a patient.
Our trained professionals will help you deal with major emotional crises of life 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you or someone you know is in crisis or at risk of suicide, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
National Crisis Line
Memorial Behavioral Health Clinic
Memorial Behavioral Health Clinic supports adults who face behavioral health and emotional issues. Our goal is to help you regain your health and wellness and return to day-to-day life as quickly as possible.
Memorial Behavioral Health Clinic provides assessment and therapy services for many serious life problems experienced by adults, adolescents and children. Our staff specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, grief, postpartum depression and relationship issues.
Our services include:
- Adult and senior therapy
- Case Management
- Crisis Intervention
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
- Pediatric Services
- Women - Pregnancy and childbirth
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Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services
We offer individualized therapeutic services for children and adolescents. Services are available at Springfield, Jacksonville and Lincoln locations.
Our services for children and adolescents include:
- Comprehensive assessment and psychiatric medical services provided by SIU Center for Family Medicine
- Outpatient therapy
- Case management
- Community recovery
- ADHD services and resources
- 24-hour crisis intervention: SASS, Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Psychiatric Response Team
Child Community Programs
This program is offered at all MBH locations: Springfield, Jacksonville, Lincoln and Taylorville. A mental health professional facilitating skill-building interventions can meet with youth ages 3-20 in a variety of settings including school, home or the MBH offices. Upon completion of an IMCANS/Recovery Plan, clinicians will meet with youth on a biweekly basis either in person or via telehealth. While all treatment is individualized to fit the youth’s needs, case-management may teach some common skills that help alleviate stressors, anxiety and depression in various areas of the youth’s life. Family involvement is encouraged.
Family Support Program (FSP)
MBH is the FSP provider for Sangamon, Menard, Morgan, Scott, Logan, Mason and Christian Counties. FSP provides access to intensive mental health services and supports to youth with a severe emotional disturbance. The goal of the FSP is to support eligible youth and their families by strengthening family stability, improving clinical outcomes, and promoting community-based services. FSP can also assist families in obtaining residential treatment for youth who require more-intensive level of treatment. FSP serves all youth regardless of insurance. Referrals may be completed for this program if the family is looking for additional resources that perhaps MBH does not offer.
Mobile Crisis Response (MCR)
MBH is the MCR provider for Sangamon, Menard, Morgan, Scott, Logan, Mason and Christian Counties. Our MCR teams will soon be able to provide crisis screening and intervention services to all individuals across the lifespan, regardless of insurance. A crisis is a time of intense difficulty, trouble or danger that causes obstacles to healthy life functioning. MCR provides an appropriate level of intervention in real time, limits law enforcement involvement and reduces emergency room visits. MCR operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Clinicians provide a combination of face-to-face and telehealth evaluations of individuals. We attempt to resolve the immediate crisis and will facilitate referrals to outpatient care or make recommendations for a higher level of care (such as inpatient hospitalization) when warranted. Our team consists of behavioral health professionals with crisis training and real-world experience including peer recovery specialists with personal recovery expertise. Clinicians have worked and trained in behavioral health best practices including verbal de-escalation, conflict resolution, suicide prevention and safety planning.
MOSAIC is a partnership designed to make children’s mental health services more accessible. The MOSAIC mission is to braid together community resources to better support children and families so they can grow up happy and healthy.
MOSAIC is currently active in three different communities and provides supportive services in schools. School-based services include:
- A school-based therapist works with student, family and school to build a positive and therapeutic relationship.
- Communication is ongoing between therapist, school and family (with appropriate authorization) through a progress update form.
- The therapist may use different models that involve play, discussion or activities to promote skill developments (e.g., coping strategies, problem-solving, communication), process emotions and help resolve problems.
- The therapist can provide on-demand support for students enrolled in the program when appropriate.
- Services continue to be available as long as the student is enrolled in a MOSAIC school and there are treatment needs.
- Challenges addressed with MOSAIC services: decline in academic performance due to inability to focus, pay attention and complete tasks; difficulty managing feelings of anger, sadness, anxiety, etc.; negative relationships with family, adults and peers; low/poor self-esteem and more.
MOSAIC is active in Lincoln: Central Elementary, Northwest Elementary, Washington-Monroe Elementary, Lincoln Junior High, Chester East Lincoln, New Holland Middletown, West Lincoln Broadwell.
MOSAIC is active in Riverton: Riverton Elementary, Riverton Middle and Riverton High Schools. No application for services is required for services in Riverton.
MOSAIC is active in Springfield: Black Hawk Elementary, Douglas Alternative, Enos Elementary, Fairview Elementary, Feitshans Elementary, Graham Elementary, Grant Middle, Harvard Park Elementary, Jefferson Middle, Lanphier High, Matheny-Winthrow Elementary, McClernand Elementary, Southeast High, Springfield Learning Academy, Washington Middle.
Client Orientation Handbook
Memorial Behavior Health Application for Services
Memorial Ambulatory Consent for Treatment
Memorial Health Patient Rights and Responsibilities
Screening, Assessment and Support Services (SASS)
This program is offered at all MBH locations: Springfield, Jacksonville, Lincoln and Taylorville. This program takes referrals solely through the CARES line. Regardless of crisis screen disposition, all youth ages 3-20 are offered enrollment into our SASS Program. This includes 12 weeks of crisis stabilization intervention targeting crisis triggers, teaching communication and problem solving skills and developing healthy coping mechanisms while reducing stressors in youth’s environment. Treatment can be offered on a weekly basis and be conducted at school, home or Memorial Behavioral Health offices.
Youth Community Support Team (CST)
CST is the most intensive level of outpatient support offered for youth at MBH. Appropriate referrals would include youth who have been psychiatrically hospitalized one or more times or have been crisis screened on numerous occasions and are seeing little improvement in traditional SASS services. CST utilizes a team-based approach to serve the whole family unit in the community setting. The team is staffed by two case managers, one therapist and one Team Lead. Caseload levels are designed to remain small in order to provide twice a week intensive services. Family involvement is required in order to be eligible for this program.
Mental Health Juvenile Justice Program
This program collaborates with other agencies to identify youth with mental health concerns at risk for or currently justice-involved. The program then links the youth and their family to community-based mental health and social services. The goal is to stabilize an individual’s mental health and divert them from future police and court involvement. Therapy and case management services are provided through a team of professionals in the community, at home and in the office. Psychiatric referral is provided if necessary. This program is in collaboration with Springfield Public Schools to facilitate communication between probation, school and therapist/ case manager team.
Is your child eligible?
- No older than 18 years of age at time of enrollment
- Sangamon County resident
- Mental health challenges
- At risk for future police or court involvement or already involved with justice system
Telehealth and phone appointments
You deserve convenient care. Our telehealth visits offer a safe, convenient option to speak with your established behavioral health provider through two-way video technology from the comfort of your own home with a computer or mobile device.
You are not required to use telehealth, but it is another way we can meet your behavioral health needs conveniently and safely.
Not sure if telehealth is an option for you? Call our office, and our colleagues will discuss your needs and determine if a telehealth visit is appropriate.
If we need to see you in person, we will ensure your safety through measures like:
- Screening upon arrival
- Required masks for all colleagues and patients
- Reduced seating
- In-car registration for zero waiting room time
Memorial Behavioral Health Clinic provides same-day, walk-in services at many of our behavioral health clinics. Anyone interested in receiving services can walk in any time during office hours Monday through Friday.
Meet with a caring, highly skilled mental health specialist who will help you explore the challenges you face and help you determine if mental health treatment and support services are appropriate for your care. Walk-in services will not include seeing a physician or receiving psychiatric services.
Currently, MBH provides telehealth and phone appointments for patients. An emotional support hotline is available to all at 217-588-5509.
Walk-in services are available at the Springfield, Jacksonville and Lincoln locations. Springfield offers additional walk-in services for The Living Room and Crisis Clinic.
Memorial Behavioral Health Clinic provides Crisis Residential and Supported Housing residential programs in Springfield.
Integrated wellness services help people with mental health conditions improve their physical health and emotional well-being with coordination of healthcare needs, substance abuse counseling, support groups and access to a wellness coach.