Greater Family Health understands the importance of having access to mental health services and works hard to provide these services to our patients. Currently, we offer psychiatry and behavioral health services in 2 of our 9 Health Centers: Greater Family Health in Elgin and Greater Family Health in McHenry.
Funding for mental health services is difficult to obtain and as a result many people who need these services do not have access to them. A group of Elgin area nonprofits, including Greater Family Health, are hoping to change that for residents of Elgin Township.
This group of nonprofits has begun the process for adding a question to the Elgin Township General Election ballot that would allow voters to support mental health service providers like Greater Family Health. This question will ask voters whether Elgin Township “shall establish and maintain community mental health facilities and services, including facilities and services for the person with a developmental disability or a substance use disorder, and levy therefore an annual tax of not to exceed 0.15%.”