We treat patients with a wide range of psychiatric disorders, including depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, phobias and schizophrenia.
Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center is a federally designated provider of comprehensive community mental health services, which are available to all children ages 4 and older, teens and adults regardless of race, creed, color, sex, handicap or ability to pay.
Assessment, referral and inpatient services for children and teens are provided through the Chicago Children’s Center for Behavioral Health on the Saint Elizabeth campus.
Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals in the Behavioral Health Services Department offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care that may include psychotherapy, drug therapy, cognitive therapy, group therapy and other treatments. Our experts coordinate various inpatient and outpatient programs to help patients through all stages of illness and recovery.
Behavioral Health Services at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center features 160 inpatient beds on four floors, a major outpatient clinic, medical stabilization and substance abuse programs. A team of experts treats behavioral disorders based on each patient’s individual needs.
Our primary focus is to provide a safe and secure environment to help patients become stable and overcome a crisis situation. We help patients learn to become more effective in interactions with others and learn to be more productive in their lives.
The Inpatient Behavioral Health Department is staffed by a team of mental health professionals led by board-certified psychiatrists who direct the overall care of each patient. The treatment plan is based on the individual needs of each patient and includes group therapy, activity therapy, individual psychotherapy and occupational therapy.
Services are provided 24-hours-a-day by registered nurses, social workers, activity therapists, occupational therapists, mental health counselors and certified nursing assistants. Physician specialists from the medical staff are always available for medical care as needed.
Throughout hospitalization, psycho-social support is provided by all staff members. Multidisciplinary staffing conferences are held on a regular basis to identify the needs of the patient and family, as well as to provide for discharge planning. Conferences include the physician, nursing staff, social worker, occupational therapist and activity therapist along with the patient and family members.
All patients are evaluated by a social worker for discharge planning needs and for initiating community resources. Home health care services, support groups, skilled nursing center placement, and financial services are arranged for the patient as needed.
Patient and family education promotes health management, self-care and disease prevention. Education is offered in a variety of ways, from one-on-one talks to print materials and videos to classes and support groups.
We recognize and respect the rights and dignity, values and beliefs of all patients in our care. Our policies support and respect a patient’s right to privacy, security and confidentiality as well as the right to be collaboratively involved in his or her own health care.
For more information, call 312.770.2317