Today is Statewide Mental Health Rate Bill Call-In Day!

Today is Statewide Mental Health Rate Bill Call-In Day!

Join our statewide Call-In Day of Action and tell legislators to improve access to community mental health services in our state by increasing provider reimbursement rates!
 
What:Mental Health Rate Bill Call-In Day of Action
When: May 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where:Anywhere in Illinois
 
THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.

 

HOW TO PREPARE:

  1. Make sure you know who your legislators are and their contact information. You can find the name and phone number of your state senator and representative by clicking here.

    Note: Please call the Springfield office of your state senator and representative. If you cannot get through, please leave a message with their assistant or a voicemail.
     

  2. Review constituent call script below. Feel free to personalize or change as you deem appropriate.

 

CALL SCRIPT:
My name is _________ and I am a constituent of Senator [INSERT NAME] OR Representative [INSERT NAME].
I'm calling Senator [INSERT NAME] OR Representative [INSERT NAME] today to ask [HIM/HER] to help address the urgent need for improved access to mental health services in our community by:

  1. Raising mental health rates to address access to care problems by phasing in rate increases in accordance with HB2486/SB1673; and, 
  2. Be a co-sponsor to the bi-partisan bills HB2486/SB1673 to show support for including this in the final budget bill. 

Can I count on [Senator [INSERT NAME] OR Representative [INSERT NAME] to support an increase to mental health reimbursement rates and ensure people in our community have access to the mental health services they need to live happy, healthy, and productive lives?
 
Thank you.