Chicago Lakeshore Hospital - Chicago Lakeshore Hospital
Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, located on the north side of the city, offers a comprehensive suite of services for children, adolescents, and adults combating addiction, dependency, and behavioral issues. Established in 1964, the facility currently functions as part of Aurora Behavioral Healthcare, which owns and operates half a dozen hospitals around the country.
Specializing in psychiatric care, the hospital maintains an academic affiliation with both the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Chicago. The program for children borrows from the family systems model, providing treatment in a family context and emphasizing therapy and close management.
The program for adolescents facilitates treatment between family, school, and designated referral sources, and the adult program concentrates on helping the patient regain a sense of control. Inpatient, intensive outpatient, and partial hospital treatment options are available.
For people with chemical dependency or addiction related issues, Chicago Lakeshore Hospital offers a structured environment emphasizing active self-management and personal empowerment. Drug rehab, detoxification, and medication management are integral components of treatment, as are individual, group, and family therapy sessions.
Patients in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community can participate in the hospital’s Valeo program, which boasts a staff specially trained in sensitivity and cultural diversity.