Who Can Receive WISe?
WISe is designed to provide comprehensive behavioral health services and supports to Medicaid-eligible individuals who are up to 21 years of age with complex behavioral health needs and their families.
Referring to WISe
You can refer a youth/young adult for a WISe screen at any time. Parents can initiate treatment, but after age 13, a child must consent to services. You should consider referring your youth/young adult for a WISe screen if he/she is:
- In Special Education and/or has a 504 Plan with multiple school suspensions for mental health and/or behavioral issues
- Involved in multiple systems (i.e. mental health, child welfare (CPS), juvenile justice, developmental disabilities services, and/or substance use disorder treatment) and the systems(s) are struggling to support your child together.
- Experiencing hard to understand behaviors that are challenging to you, other caregivers or other therapists/clinicians, and traditional services alone are not helping