Doctor consoling behavioral health patient with hand on shoulder

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 for the hearing impaired 630.933.4833.

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.

Northwestern Medicine careperson talking to patient crisis stabilization

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 team3 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 will 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.

Northwestern Medicine Continuum of Care model


Norman and Ida Stone Institute of Psychiatry

The Norman and Ida Stone Institute of Psychiatry is a 29-bed inpatient unit in the heart of the medical campus. It provides a contemporary approach to psychiatric care in the hospital setting. A healing environment, evidence-based psychotherapy, specialty pharmacology and neuromodulation all support our goal to accelerate recovery and prepare our patients to transition back into the community. We are the first inpatient psychiatric care unit in the country to incorporate behavioral activation into the care setting. 

  • The thoughtful planning and design of our inpatient unit supports our ability to treat more severely ill patients in shorter periods of time.
  • Inpatient care is influenced by our scientific research into new ways to combine medication, brain stimulation (including transcranial magnetic stimulation) and psychotherapy for better outcomes with clinical trials underway.
  • Patient-focused concepts, such as programming overhead lighting to mimic circadian rhythms and a “neighborhood” model of care that relates the geography of the inpatient unit to the movement of everyday life, helps assist with the transition beyond inpatient treatment.
  • Behavioral activation helps patients learn how to actively manage illness through activities that focus on increasing personal motivation, accomplishing goals, managing stress and complying with an individual treatment plan.
  • Physical health is integrated with mental therapy through an exercise room and classes such as yoga. When using the meditation room, patients can choose the brightness of light and its color.
  • 25 private rooms and two semi-private rooms are located around the perimeter of the unit to maximize exposure to natural light.
  • Carefully chosen healing art adds warmth and promotes a calm atmosphere.

The Stone Institute of Psychiatry offers treatments for a range of disorders, including:

Treatment options offered include:

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers comprehensive consultation, diagnosis and treatment of a full range of adult and older adult mental health disorders. Inpatient and outpatient treatment offered. Psychiatric subspecialties in addiction, geriatrics, and forensics are also offered. Subspecialty services are offered through the following:

Schedule an appointment

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Outpatient Clinic: 312.695.5060
Supportive Housing Service: 312.926.0896
Warren Wright Adolescent Center: 312.926.8200

At Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, compassionate caregivers offer patients and their families healing through counseling, education, support groups and pastoral care. We also have a chapel in the hospital for private worship. Members of our pastoral care staff are available to assist or counsel you, whatever your religious tradition.

In addition to providing emotional and spiritual support in times of illness or health challenges, Lake Forest Hospital offers treatment for short- or longer-term emotional issues, such as depression. Mental health specialists at Lake Forest Hospital understand how depression affects men, and are skilled at helping men cope with emotional issues.

To schedule an appointment at Lake Forest Mental Health, call 847.535.6171.

For additional information about our counseling and social work services, please call 847.535.6445, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am–4:30 pm.

For information about Pastoral Care, please call 847.535.6070.

Legal Information
1
Admission to the Adolescent Psychiatric Unit at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital is by direct psychiatrist referral or through assessment in the Emergency Department.
2
You must complete a treatment program at Northwestern Medicine or elsewhere before beginning a group.
3
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.
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