Mental Health Matters

Mental Health Matters

Chicago Public Schools recognizes and values the importance of mental health support and services for the well-being of our students, staff, and school communities. As our students return to school, CPS commits to promote, provide, and advance a culture of mental health and wellness in equitable ways across the district.

The CPS Office of Student Health and Wellness (OSHW) is available to help with mental health services. OSHW can:

  • Help a family enroll into Medicaid to gain coverage for mental health services
  • Connect families to their Medicaid Managed Care Organization to complete a Health Risk Screening to identify the best services for them – including transportation to and from appointments
  • Suggest community-based supports and services to assist with mental health care

Mental health matters, and CPS is here to help.

To learn more about all services that OSHW can offer, please visit or call the Healthy CPS hotline at 773. 553.KIDS (5437).