Illinois DocAssist offers guidance on selecting and using primary care friendly screening tools. Some tools have a cost associated with their use but most are free and accessible on-line. These instruments assist in the early identification of problematic behaviors and social-emotional functioning that may indicate a mental health problem. Illinois DocAssist encourages the use of a general screening tool for all pediatric and perinatal patients to help identify mental health problems early. If you have questions about screening tools and their use, please call 1-866-986-ASST (2778).