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If you require emergency medical attention, please call 911 to access your local emergency services. To access non-emergency treatment at Northwestern Medicine Behavioral Health, please call 630.933.4000. TTY 711.

Immediate help in a crisis

If you’re facing an emotional crisis, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospitaloffers immediate help, providing short-term psychiatric care for adults and teens (13 years of age and older) in a hospital setting. Short-term inpatient care is provided in three secure hospital psychiatric units to help people who pose a risk to themselves or others, and those who are unable to care for themselves.

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Personalized treatment

Northwestern Medicine offers 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. When you are admitted to the Inpatient Psychiatric Units at CDH, you may need medication to stabilize symptoms associated with a psychiatric episode or illness. Following stabilization, your care team2 at CDH will develop treatment recommendations that may include:

  • Outpatient partial hospitalization
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Patient education
  • Medication monitoring and supervision
  • Follow-up services in the community
Inpatient treatment provides patients with the resources to move toward wellness, including individual, family and group therapy. Patients may move to treatment in the Partial Hospital Day Program to continue recovery. Patient dignity and confidentiality are a priority of Northwestern Medicine, and our staff is committed to treating you with respect and protecting your privacy.


Find out more about our inpatient and outpatient services at Central DuPage Hospital: Behavioral Health - Northwestern Medicine.

To access non-emergency treatment at Northwestern Medicine Behavioral Health, please call 630.933.4000. TTY 711.

Meet the Team

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The Behavioral Health Services Inpatient Team provides multidisciplinary patient care which includes the services of board-certified psychiatrists, nurses, licensed clinical therapists and patient care technicians. They work closely together to address acute psychiatric problems, manage medications to treat these and help patients develop goals which will become part of each patient’s recovery plan.

Meet the Western Suburbs Inpatient Behavioral Health Care Team
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    Admission to the Adolescent Psychiatric Unit at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital is by direct psychiatrist referral or through assessment in the Emergency Department.
    In the spirit of keeping you well-informed, the physician(s) identified are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliates. They have selected our facilities as places where they want to treat and care for their private patients.