Acute Inpatient Treatment Center in Chicago

Located in Chicago, Illinois, Montrose Behavioral Health Hospital offers tailored programming for every population at two separate locations for adolescents and adults. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to addressing each patient’s unique needs in the therapeutic setting that is most beneficial for them. 

What We Offer

At Montrose Behavioral Health Hospital, we provide a full continuum of care to support our patients at every step of their healing journey. We offer separate therapeutic environments at two hospital locations for children, adolescents, and adults and an outpatient location. This allows us to provide focused care for each population we serve. 

Our facilities include: 

  • Montrose Behavioral Health Hospital: At our psychiatric hospital for adults, we provide acute inpatient services. Inpatient programming at this location is available for adults age 18 and older and senior adults age 55 and older. 
  • Montrose Behavioral Health Hospital for Children & Teens: At our hospital for children and teens, we provide inpatient programming for young people ages 5-17 in an environment that is warm, welcoming, and developmentally appropriate. 
  • An outpatient rehab center: We offer comprehensive outpatient care, including partial hospitalization programming and intensive outpatient programming, at a separate facility. Our outpatient services are available for adolescents ages 12-17 and adults age 18 and older. 

In each of our programs, we provide individualized care to meet a variety of patient needs. The concerns we treat include: 

  • Depression  
  • Schizophrenia/psychosis  
  • Bipolar disorder  
  • Borderline personality disorder  
  • Trauma-related disorders  
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder  
  • Intermittent explosive disorder  
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder  
  • Oppositional defiant disorder 
  • Gender identity disorder  
  • Suicidal/homicidal ideation  
  • Self-harm  
  • Co-occurring substance use disorders 
  • Co-occurring eating disorders 

We are committed to providing each person with programming that meets them where they are on their wellness journey. We get to know each patient personally and guide them through our continuum of care with empathy and compassion, encouraging them to envision a brighter future and helping them make positive behavior changes so that they can progress to the next phase of healing. 

Inpatient Programming

We provide inpatient care for adults and senior adults at Montrose Behavioral Health Hospital, located 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 typically receive services for five to seven days, while those in our chemical dependency program are 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 is offered in three different units, separated by population and the type and severity of the patients’ needs.  

Inpatient units for adults include: 

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

At Montrose Behavioral Health Hospital for Children & Teens, located in Chicago not far from Lake Michigan, we provide inpatient programming 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 services 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.  

Patients in both of our inpatient programs can benefit from a number of services throughout their time at our facility, including the following evidence-based therapies: 

  • Individual therapy, provided by licensed social workers and licensed clinical professional counselors (LCPCs) 
  • Group therapy, delivered by social workers, licensed clinical counselors, and nurses 
  • Family therapy, led by licensed social workers, LCPCs, and licensed marriage and family therapists 

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. 

Outpatient Programming

At our outpatient facility, located on West Lawrence Avenue in Chicago, we offer a structured environment and age-appropriate care for adolescents and adults.  

Patients can take part in outpatient programming that includes a partial hospitalization program (PHP) and an intensive outpatient program (IOP). In our outpatient programs, we provide comprehensive support for adolescents and adults, whether they are beginning their healing journey or transitioning from a more intensive therapeutic setting. 

The PHP is an intermediate level of care that may be ideal for individuals who need more structure than traditional outpatient services offer or those who are stepping down from our inpatient program. Patients participate in programming four to five days a week for six hours each day. They take part in therapy sessions and receive a variety of services during the day, returning home in the evenings and on weekends. This structure allows them to maintain vital connections with their communities and support networks while receiving the intensive care they need. 

The IOP can be beneficial for individuals who require an even less restrictive level of care to achieve their wellness goals. Patients in the IOP can receive support while still having the flexibility to fulfill their daily responsibilities, such as work, school, and family commitments. Patients take part in programming three to four days per week for three hours each day. 

In both settings, the typical length of stay is four to six weeks. During this time, patients receive a blend of therapeutic interventions and support services designed to help them achieve sustained well-being.  

Depending on their needs, a patient’s personalized care plan in our outpatient programming may include:  

  • Individual therapy 
  • Family therapy 
  • Group therapy 
  • Experiential therapies  
  • Medication management services 
  • Medication-assisted treatment 

In therapy sessions, we incorporate evidence-based modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy. 

The Admissions Process

At Montrose Behavioral Health Hospital, we understand that mental health crises can occur at any time. To help potential patients find the care they need quickly, we offer a straightforward admissions process, and our staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  

To begin the admissions process, potential patients and their families can schedule an appointment by phone or in person. We also accept referrals from other facilities, former patients, and professional partners in the community.  

Before they are admitted to our facility, each prospective patient completes a comprehensive evaluation conducted by our team of experienced professionals, including master’s-level clinicians and registered nurses. The information we gather from the patient’s evaluation helps us determine the most suitable program option for them.  

Following the assessment, a psychiatrist makes the final determination of whether the patient should be admitted to our care. If we decide that the patient may benefit from receiving care from another provider in the community, we can offer a referral to a vetted, trusted facility.  

Whatever your needs may be, we are here to help you find the care you deserve. Our dedicated admissions clinicians can guide you on the path to better health, ensuring that you or your loved one receives the necessary care and support in a timely manner.  

If you have any questions about the programming options offered at Montrose Behavioral Health Hospital or Montrose Behavioral Health Hospital for Children & Teens, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time. We look forward to helping you and your family take the first brave step toward healing.  

This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Montrose Behavioral Health Hospital.