Acute Inpatient Treatment Center in Chicago

Located in Chicago, Illinois, Montrose Behavioral Health Hospital offers tailored programming for those in need of acute psychiatric care. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to addressing each patient’s unique needs in the treatment setting that is most beneficial for them. 

Child & Adolescent Inpatient Services

At Montrose Behavioral Health Hospital for Children & Teens, located in Chicago not far from Lake Michigan, we provide inpatient treatment for kids ages 5-17. Inpatient care is designed to address acute concerns and takes place over a short period of time, typically between five and seven days. However, the exact amount of time a child spends in our care can vary depending on their specific needs.  

Our programming for children and teens is split up into two different units. Children age 12 and younger receive care in one unit, while adolescents ages 13-17 receive treatment in a separate unit. This can help add a sense of comfort because kids are surrounded by other children who are close to their own age.  

Adult Inpatient Services

In 2023, Montrose Behavioral Health Hospital will begin providing inpatient treatment for adults age 18 and older at our location in downtown Chicago right off Lakeshore Drive. Inpatient care is designed to be short-term, offering programming that addresses acute concerns. Patients in our adult inpatient mental health program will typically receive services for five to seven days, while those in our chemical dependency program will be in treatment for an average of three to five days. The exact length of stay will vary based on each patient’s unique circumstances. 

Our adult inpatient programming will be offered in three different units, separated by population and the type and severity of the patients’ needs.  

The older adult unit will be designed for seniors who are struggling with mental health concerns such as depression or psychosis, as well as concerns that are related specifically to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. On the intensive treatment unit, programming will be tailored for adults who have acute psychiatric concerns. Our general adult unit will span three distinct wings. Patients who are struggling with co-occurring addictions and mental health disorders will be able to receive treatment in one wing, while those who are in need of addiction treatment specifically, including detox services, will receive care in a second wing. In the third wing, we will offer specialized programming for members of the LGBTQIA+ community. 

What to Expect

Patients who receive care at Montrose Behavioral Health Hospital can benefit from a number of services throughout their time in treatment, including the following evidence-based therapies: 

  • Individual therapy, provided by licensed social workers  
  • Group therapy, delivered by social workers, licensed clinical counselors, and nurses 
  • Family therapy, led by licensed social workers 

However, the type of therapies a patient participates in may differ depending on what is most appropriate for them. 

Medication management services are available when necessary for patients who are taking prescription medications. These services are offered five days a week. Multiple staff members administer and monitor patients’ medications, including psychiatrists, nursing staff, and pharmacists. 

Additionally, medical care, provided by a team of medical doctors and nurses, is available as needed. 

If you have any questions about the programming options offered at Montrose Behavioral Health Hospital, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time. 

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