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Become A Client

We’re ready to help you. Follow these three easy steps to get connected with mental health services.

1. Fill out two client forms

The first step in becoming a SIMS client is to complete the Client Intake and Client Consent forms below. Filling out the forms only takes a few minutes, and you can submit them online.

* The forms only work in Firefox or Google Chrome.

2. Book an enrollment appointment

After you submit your forms, a member of the SIMS clinical staff will contact you within 48 business hours to verify your eligibility and set up an enrollment appointment with a licensed SIMS clinician.

Eligibility requirements for SIMS services:

To be eligible for SIMS services, you must have earned some degree of income through the music industry in the past 12 months. You must also reside in one of the following counties: Travis, Bastrop, Williamson, Burnet, Blanco, Hays or Caldwell.

SIMS also covers spouses, partners, and dependents of eligible musicians or music industry professionals.

Examples of proof of income earned are:

  • Concert flyer or event page with the full date of the event showing your name or name of your band as the performer
  • Pay stub from a music venue in Austin
  • CD or album cover showing your name or the name of your band listed in the credits
  • Social media account that will show an event identifying you or your band with the full date of the event

Examples of proof of residency are:

  • Photo of your license or ID showing your name and your address
  • Photo of a bill with your name and address

3. Speak with a SIMS clinician

You will meet over the phone or in person with a SIMS staff clinician. This confidential conversation helps your SIMS clinician understand your individual needs and identify the types of care that would best support you. Your SIMS clinician will give you the names of suggested providers. The clinician will also help you decide on a manageable co-pay amount that works with your income. Co-pays are determined on a sliding scale.

Not a Musician or Music Industry Professional? We can still help you. Contact SIMS for resources at
512-494-1007.

SIMS is not a 24-Hour crisis line. If you are in crisis, please call 512-472-HELP or 911.

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