Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center

When a child or teen needs help, we’re on it.

It’s hard on everyone when your child or teen needs help. We can help. We provide an array of services for families, children and adolescents.


Inpatient services

Chicago Children’s Center for Behavioral Health

The Chicago Children’s Center for Behavioral Health provides no-cost assessments and referrals for children and adolescents ages 3-17, along with their families.  We also provide inpatient services for children and teens at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center at the Saint Elizabeth campus. Common reasons for an evaluation are:

  • Prolonged sadness, anxiety or depression
  • Suicidal thoughts, plan or attempt
  • Uncontrollable anger or aggression
  • Confused thoughts, hearing voices
  • Difficulty coping with past trauma

The staff at Chicago Children’s Center for Behavioral Health is a compassionate and dedicated team of behavioral health professionals, and includes physicians, nurses, counselors, therapists, teachers, and support staff. We partner with agencies throughout the Chicago area and Illinois to ensure continuity of care for the children and adolescents we assess and treat.

It is our mission to take care of children and adolescents with behavioral health needs with an understanding that each child has a unique condition and set of circumstances. We listen closely to the child, the family and the support people involved in their lives to determine the unique needs of each patient. And we work closely with families and the child’s community to guide and nurture enduring healing and compassionate care.

Outpatient services

Assessments and outpatient services for children and adolescents are provided by Presence Behavioral Health at the Saint Elizabeth campus. In addition to child, adolescent and family therapy, we provide an Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), where teens can learn to recognize, cope with and talk about their symptoms, needs, thoughts and feelings. IOP participants are ages 12-17 and are working on a range of mental health and psychosocial issues needing a more intensive level of care. The program is held for 4 hours after school and includes a complimentary dinner. Teens attend at least 3 days per week, usually for 4-10 weeks. The program includes weekly family therapy. For more information about the Adolescent IOP, call 312.491.5220.

Get in touch.

We’re here for you when you need us. Give us a call if you have questions or would like more information.

For the Chicago Children’s Center, please call 312.491.5055 to schedule a no-cost assessment.

For outpatient counseling and other services, please call 312.770.2317.

For the Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program, please call 312.491.5220.

  • Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center
    • Saint Mary Campus, Nazareth Family Center, 1127 North Oakley Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60622
    • Saint Elizabeth Campus, Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic, 1431 North Claremont Avenue, 2nd Floor Pavilion, Chicago, IL 60622



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