Personalized care for behavioral and mental health
Committed to behavioral and mental health care
Doctors and care teams at Ascension Illinois hospitals, mental health centers, behavioral health clinics, addiction treatment centers and residential programs focus on caring for the whole you – offering hope, treatment and recovery care options for depression and other mental illnesses.
Eating disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) treatment programs
Your doctor and care team help you understand what’s causing your anxiety or disordered eating. And your doctor works with you to help improve your physical and emotional health.
Exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy for veterans and others with PTSD
Therapists specialize in safely using ERP virtual reality programs to help individuals with PTSD overcome anxieties and fears, and reduce symptoms such as insomnia and flashbacks.
Long-standing commitment to community-based mental health
For more than 50 years, doctors and care teams at Ascension Illinois have been committed to improving access to behavioral and mental health services and housing programs throughout the Chicagoland area. That’s why we established a 24/7 (toll-free) Ascension Illinois Call Center, 855-383-2224. (Adults can call to get a mental health screening at no charge. Doctors and social services – use this form to make a referral.)
Managing stress during the transition to parenthood
Your OB-GYN care team works with your mental health care team to provide personalized care for anxiety or depression during pregnancy or after (also called perinatal mood and anxiety disorder). Your care team helps support you with coping skills and helps improve your bond with your baby. Treatment options include therapies that can help address your anxiety or depression, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, neuromodulation therapy and expressive therapies. You will also be connected to nutrition education, stress management techniques and parenting support groups.
Older adult behavioral health program
At Ascension Illinois, our behavioral health services and facilities are designed specifically to help older adults enjoy life as they age. We're here to help your parent or loved one manage depression, anxiety, physical and emotional adjustments, substance abuse, nutrition needs and more.
Specialists in crisis management and mental health emergencies
It’s OK to reach out for help to prevent self-harm or danger to others. Our goal is to help prevent and treat self-injury (such as attempted suicide) by delivering advanced care for one’s physical and mental health needs. We also provide care and support to caregivers of a person in crisis, to help all involved manage the stress in the relationship.
Treatment programs for substance use and addiction
Ascension Illinois Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital and Foglia Family Foundation Residential Treatment Center is licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Board-certified addiction medicine doctors and care teams deliver advanced care in a judgment-free environment. Your care team focuses on abstinence, education and relapse prevention tools to help you improve your overall health and well-being.
Virtual care appointments
Ask about virtual visits as part of your ongoing care. Our doctors and behavioral therapists offer virtual visits so that you can see a doctor or therapist from a location that’s convenient for you.
Where are the Ascension Illinois mental health and addiction services in Chicagoland?
Our psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed counselors specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of many mental illnesses, addictions, behavior problems and substance use disorders in children, adolescents and adults. We have more than 20 behavioral and mental health locations in the Chicagoland area.
All Ascension Illinois hospitals and ERs, and our two mental health specialty care hospitals, deliver care for mental health emergencies. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or dial 911.
Translation services are also available at all Ascension Illinois hospitals and clinics. Ascension Illinois Center for Mental Health Melrose Park Casa Esperanza is a mental health clinic with services provided by Spanish-speaking doctors and care teams.
What type of conditions do your specialists treat?
Doctors, licensed counselors and addiction specialists at Ascension Illinois sites of care have the expertise to diagnose and treat many mental illnesses, including anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, panic attacks, phobias, PTSD and more.
Our addiction specialists offer dedicated treatment programs for many conditions, including:
- Addictive personality
- Alcohol use disorder
- Chemical dependency, a substance use disorder
- Co-occurring disorders, such as having substance use disorder and mental illness
- Food addiction
- Gambling addiction
- Internet addiction
- Pornography addiction
- Sex addiction
- Shopping addiction
- Tobacco use disorder
- Vaping addiction
- Video game addiction
Pediatric specialists and behavioral therapists offer comprehensive care to treat developmental behaviors that may be affecting your or your child’s quality of life, including:
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
- Autism spectrum
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
What type of treatments are available at your mental health specialty hospitals?
Start by calling our 24/7 call center, toll-free, at 855-383-2224. Our mental health professionals provide a mental health assessment at no cost to you at Ascension Illinois Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates and Ascension Illinois Mercy Hospital in Aurora, Illinois.
Our mental health services at Ascension Illinois sites of care provide a variety of treatment programs, including:
- Anger management counseling
- Anxiety and OCD treatment
- Eating disorder treatment – partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient care
- Medication management
- Perinatal mood disorders intensive outpatient program
As part of your care plan, your care team can help connect you with services that support your mental health needs. For adults entering nursing home care, our care teams can also provide pre-admission screening for depression and other emotional health concerns.
Are virtual visits available?
Virtual visits may be an option for some appointments and part of your ongoing care. Our doctors and behavioral therapists offer virtual visits so that you can see a doctor or therapist from a location that’s convenient for you. Call the Ascension Illinois Behavioral Medicine Call Center to get help or to schedule an appointment. Call 24/7, 855-383-2224.
How to refer a patient to a mental health professional?
Your patients can expect compassionate, personalized care from the moment our specialists connect with them. Our mental health professionals start by listening to fully understand their needs and develop an individualized care plan. To refer a patient, use this referral form or call our 24/7 Ascension Illinois Behavioral Medicine Call Center, 855-383-2224.