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Women's Residential Services (WRS)

24647 North Milwaukee Avenue
Vernon Hills, IL - 60061
(847) 377-7950
Sliding Scale Service

Office Hours

Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm

Residential substance use treatment for adult women who reside in IL.

Services listed below use various forms of evidenced-based treatment in both inpatient and outpatient settings:

*Individual and group therapy
*Case management
*Housing counseling
*Psychiatric medication
*Emotional/cognitive skill building methods of treatment are used.

Funding is provided in whole or in part by the Department of Human Services Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, and Office of Mental Health.

Fees are partially covered by Medicaid, Medicare, or insurance, and a sliding fee scale will be used based on individual circumstances.

Payment of your portion of the fee is required at time of service.

The average stay is currently around 47 days. Currently WRS accepts women who live in IL (18 years of age and older) with; NO medical insurance, those who are dual-eligible (Medicaid and Medicare), those with just Medicaid.

MCOs we have contracts with currently are; Illinicare (BH-Cenpatico), BC/BS & BC Community, as well as Meridian

• We also accept self-pay clients at $200.00/day & 25.00/per 15min. for case management sessions. We DO NOT currently accept; Clients with private insurance, those with only Medicare (we refer to Alexian Bros or Holy Family), and clients that have Medicaid with another state (not IL).

16 beds, offer MAT (Vivitrol, etc..), have a psychiatrist once weekly, nursing staff 12-16 hours/day on site, weekly individual counseling, group counseling, encourage and support 12-step philosophy and involvement, allow child visiting (sometimes weekend overnights), and have case management to assist the client in planning for the next step in their recovery journey.

• If a client is pregnant, they must be in their 1st or 2nd trimester. They must be receiving pre-natal care OR have a pregnancy stability statement from a doctor before the interview. (if not, we refer to Haymarket's pregnancy unit). If they are strongly against going to Haymarket, they must go to the Lake County Health Department Methadone clinic in Waukegan, IL before they can be admitted to WRS.

• If client is on psych meds, we will need a current psychiatric evaluation.

• Generally, they need a recent (last year), negative TB test. They can do so at Lake County Health Department if needed at 515 Keller Ave. Waukegan 847-377-8700 (if they live in Lake Co.) or try their local health dept.

• We ask they be clean for 5 days (and are aware this will not always be the case…generally they at least have cannabis in their system. They are "dropped when they arrive and then assessed as needed for medical stability). It is most important for alcohol, and benzos (and recent opiate use)- due to withdrawal dangers. If detox is needed, many go through our Health Department and then transition directly into our program from there (they also have shorter-term rehab., 2 weeks). That program is Addiction Treatment Program- ATP @ 847-377-8210 in Waukegan on the main Health Department campus.

• Clients are not allowed to have and will not be prescribed while at WRS; Benzodiazepines, stimulants, or narcotic pain relievers. So, they may need to speak with their doctor prior to admission if they are on any of these.

General intake process:

The client calls and will have a preliminary assessment (30-40minutes). If they seem appropriate for this level of care by our Lead Counselor Charissa Simon 847-377-7843, she will give the medical information to the medical staff for their approval (of medical stability)- sending medical records is always a good idea fax # 847-984-5635 or email csimon@lakecountyil.gov . If they are approved by medical, they are placed on the wait list (if there is one) and must call every Thursday (8A-4P is best time) to check-in to stay on the list. PRIORITY is given to; pregnant and parenting women, and IV substance using women. I hope this helps some clients seeking treatment, as well as you in your referrals. And let me know if there are others who may need this information or would like to schedule a tour of the place with me

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm

Services: Substance abuse treatment services

Fees: Sliding fee scale. Call for rates and qualifications. Payment assistance av

Insurances: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)

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