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Updates to Service Delivery by Heartland RADAC due to COVID - 19


It is the intention of Heartland RADAC to continue serving clients to the best of our ability, while adhering to the restrictions of the Statewide Stay at Home Order No 20-16, issued by Governor Kelly, which went into effect on March 30, 2020.

In order to continue providing services, Heartland RADAC has made a few adjustments to allow us to continue working with clients by phone and telemed/video, while maintaining the social distancing requirements due to COVID – 19.   

All Assessments, Case Management, Peer/Recovery Coaching and Treatment will be performed via phone and/or video depending on the technology available. 

When you call in to the agency main number, our schedulers will ask you a series of questions to make sure you have the ability to complete an assessment.  Once scheduled,  our staff will assist you in getting connected to you based on your responses to the following questions.   

Questions re: technology will include: 

1) Do you have the ability to download an app on your computer or phone? 

2) If yes – are you willing to download the app needed to complete a service via video. 

3) Do you have an email? Are you currently able to retrieve emails? 

4) What is your contact number we can reach you? 

5) Is there an identified Voicemail, where we can leave a confidential message? 

Please call us at 913-789-0951 or 1-800-281-0029 to schedule an assessment.

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Herzlich Tackles Cancer

“There are turning points in everyone’s life for good or for bad,” Mark Herzlich wrote in an article titled “Turning Points.” Saturday, September 4 was probably one of those good points. Herzlich, once considered a first-round NFL draft pick and 2008 ACC Defensive Player of the year as an All-American linebacker for Boston College, emerged from the tunnels alongside his teammates in full uniform for the first time in 21 months.

Last Saturday Herzlich posted five tackles in 31 plays, three of them unassisted. Not staggering stats for the best linebacker in college football. But the significance of those numbers lies in the story beyond the stats. After a doctor’s visit in May 2009, due to a pain in his leg, he was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.

Throughout his extensive radiation and chemotherapy, Herzlich managed to keep a lot of his strength and on September 29, 2009 he was cancer free. This type of recovery may have come from his determination and inspiration from his father.

Herzlich has recounted the story a number of times. It was his freshman year in high school when his father had a heart-to-heart about his passion for playing football.

“[My father never told me] that he wouldn’t be there if I didn’t become the best linebacker in the nation. He simply told me that he wouldn’t come watch me do something that I didn’t love to do,” Herzlich wrote.

“I have kept this message in mind. I am proud of the person I am. I am proud of the people I have made my friends and I am proud of my family,” Herzlich wrote.

To date, Herlich has managed to raise over $200 thousand for cancer research and has given thousands to the Sarcoma Foundation. You can’t help but cheer for Herzlich and all those that manage to beat cancer.