Why choose Northwestern Medicine for your behavioral health needs?

At Northwestern Medicine Behavioral Health, you’ll find complete resources for recovery, including a research-based treatment approach, care that’s tailored to your individual needs, one-on-one therapy and family involvement in the treatment process. Specialized services include:

  • Treatment programs for teens and adults
  • Dual-diagnosis services for people facing both emotional issues and substance abuse
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) — a new alternative technology to treat severe depression

Contact Us

For Northwestern Medicine Behavioral Health services offered:
Call 630.933.4000
TTY for the hearing impaired 630.933.4833

Outpatient Care

Northwestern Medicine offers a complete range of coordinated outpatient care to help you overcome emotional and mental health issues, substance abuse, and addiction so you can lead a productive, healthy life. Compassionate professionals at Northwestern Medicine help you work through psychological, behavioral, social, family, school and work difficulties through one-on-one, family and group therapy.

During your journey toward recovery, you’ll find options in outpatient care to fit your individual needs:

  • Adult Partial Hospital Day Program — outpatient day sessions offered
  • Adult Intensive Outpatient Program — offered Monday through Friday for half-day sessions
  • Adolescent Partial Hospital Day Program — offered Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
  • Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program — offered Monday through Friday for half-day sessions
  • Substance Abuse Continuing Care Therapy Groups — meet once per week, with a number of groups — including a young adult group — offered at various times

You must complete a treatment program at Northwestern Medicine or elsewhere before beginning a group.

Northwestern Medicine Behavioral Health
Watch a Video: Behavioral Health Behavioral Health at Northwestern Medicine offers comprehensive consultations and treatment therapies to both adolescent and adult patients in need. From individual therapy to medication management, patients are partnered with dedicated physicians to create a detailed plan that will help them get back to the things they love most.

Inpatient Care

If you’re facing an acute emotional problem that needs immediate attention, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital offers short-term inpatient care in our Adolescent Psychiatric Unit. This secure hospital psychiatric unit provides immediate help to people who pose a risk to themselves or others, and those who are unable to care for themselves.

Personalized Treatment: A Team Approach

The Adolescent Psychiatric Unit provides you personalized care from psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses and licensed therapists on staff at Central DuPage Hospital (CDH). These specialists work closely together to address acute problems and develop goals that will lead to a successful recovery plan. Therapists on the Adolescent Psychiatric Unit coordinate care and serve as the primary contact for you and your family.

A Full Circle of Care and Support

Inpatient treatment provides patients with the resources to move toward wellness, including individual, family and group therapy. Patients will move to treatment in the partial hospital program to continue recovery.

Confidential and Compassionate

Patient dignity and confidentiality are a priority at Northwestern Medicine, and our staff is committed to treating you with respect and protecting your privacy.

Admission to the Adolescent Psychiatric Unit is by direct psychiatrist referral or through assessment in the Emergency Department.

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  • Talk to someone who can help

    Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To learn more or to schedule a confidential evaluation, call 630.933.4000. TTY for the hearing impaired 630.933.4833.

    In the event of an immediate psychiatric crisis, please go to the Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital or Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital Emergency Department for an assessment.

  • Substance Abuse & Addiction Services

    Behavioral Health Building
    27 W 350 High Lake Road
    Winfield, IL 60190 630.933.4000