Psychiatric Care

Saint Joseph Hospital
2900 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60657
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Saint Joseph Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient services for a wide range of behavioral problems to meet the needs of our patients and community. Our services and programs are designed to help individuals and families improve their ability to manage life's problems and discover new skills to deal with issues, reduce conflicts and live normal lives.

Our team of specialists includes board-certified psychiatrists who specialize in general psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry as well as physicians certified in addiction medicine. They work in conjunction with registered nurses, licensed clinical social workers, mental health counselors, group therapists and a clinical nurse specialist to provide comprehensive patient care. Nutritional counseling, spiritual care and physical and occupational therapy services are also available.

Inpatient Care

Our 34-bed unit provides patients with brief, intensive and comprehensive care, including discharge planning to achieve maximum wellness.

General Adult Unit

The inpatient unit offers 24-hour nursing care from specially trained registered nurses and counselors. The 19-bed general adult unit primarily treats patients with chronic and acute psychiatric illness.

Diagnoses treated include:

  • Mood Disorders including Major Depression and Bipolar Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders
  • Concurrent Chemical Abuse/Dependency or Substance Withdrawal

Patients may have concurrent medical illnesses such as diabetes, HIV/AIDS and hypertension that are treated in conjunction with the identified psychiatric illness.

Geriatric Unit

The inpatient facility offers 24-hour nursing care from specially trained registered nurses and counselors. The 15-bed geropsychiatric unit is for the older adult with acute and chronic illnesses.

Diagnoses treated include:

  • Dementia with related behavioral and/or emotional conditions
  • Mood Disorders, including Major Depression and Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Concurrent Chemical Abuse/Dependency or Substance Withdrawal

Patients may have concurrent medical illnesses such as diabetes, HIV/AIDS and hypertension that are treated in conjunction with the identified psychiatric illness.

Treatment

Saint Joseph Hospital offers a therapeutic treatment approach that is holistic, addressing each patient's psychological, medical and spiritual needs, including:

  • Medication evaluation and treatment
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Substance abuse assessment and therapy
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy Treatment (ECT)

Outpatient Care

Saint Joseph Hospital's Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a comprehensive ambulatory treatment approach that includes diagnostic, psychiatric and psychosocial services. It is designed to offer a level of care and resources not provided in a traditional outpatient or inpatient setting.

IOP is best for the stabilization of individuals with frequent relapse. The medical director, outpatient therapist and patient identify therapeutic goals and formulate individualized assessments and treatment plans.

Situated in a relaxed and calm setting, the IOP provides intensive treatment among a healing community of peers. Individual, family and group therapy is available to assist patients in recognizing signs and symptoms of their illness and empowering them with coping strategies to understand and manage the biopsycho-social aspects of their illness. Medication management is provided when indicated.

IOP programming hours are 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Programming and scheduling are based on individualized needs.

How to make a referral

If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis, the caring team of physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers and other professionals are ready to help you with ongoing supports. Your confidentiality is assured.

Behavioral Health services at Saint Joseph Hospital accepts most major insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid.

For further information or to schedule an assessment, please refer to the phone numbers listed below:

Important Phone Numbers
Inpatient Behavioral Health 773-665-3236
Intake Line (admissions) 773-665-3517
Outpatient Behavioral Health (Intensive Outpatient Program) 773-665-3188
Call 877-RES-INFO for Nurse Advice, Doctor Referrals or Class Registration Monday - Friday 8 am to 8 pm • Weekends 8 am to 4pm

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