Mental Health Services

Swedish Covenant Hospital provides comprehensive psychological and psychiatric services in Chicago.

We are experts in assessing your mental health needs and providing individualized treatments. We offer inpatient care, crisis intervention and psychopharmacology for all age groups.

What’s the difference between psychological and psychiatric services?

Psychological services is a clinical psychologist who provides counseling or talk therapy for a variety of conditions, including depression and anxiety.

Psychiatric services is a physician who prescribes and manages medications.
Clinical psychology focuses on alleviating mental health issues occurring from intellectual, emotional, biological, social, psychological and behavioral factors.

The clinical psychologists at Swedish Covenant Hospital are experts in assessing, conducting psychological and neuropsychological testing and treating mental health problems. We work with you and your medical providers to ensure continuity of care and excellent quality services. 

During your initial appointment, you will meet with one of the clinical psychologists on staff in a private, confidential setting to create a unique treatment plan to address your needs and concerns.

We are culturally diverse, with professional experience in addressing various mental and physical health problems, including:

• Anxiety
• Depression
• Personal growth
• Relationship issues
• Eating disorders and food issues
• Weight management
• Pain disorders and pain management/issues
• Stress management
• Cognitive and memory impairment
• Adjustment to medical illness or disability
• Family and social support issues
• Anger management
• Medication compliance
• Headaches

Treatment for mental and physical health problems vary depending on the problems presented and may include:

• Individual and couples therapy
• Cognitive behavioral strategies
• Coping skills development
• Relaxation training

Swedish Covenant Hospital's psychiatric services inpatient program provides a collaborative, multidisciplinary team working in a safe, healing environment for patients age 18 and older in crisis situations. In the course of treatment, patients have access to psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, mental health counselors, social workers, occupational therapists, recreational therapists and art therapists to help patients recover to join an outpatient program and return to the highest possible level of functioning. 

Admitted patients must display at one or more of the following:
• A risk of hurting themselves
• A risk of hurting others or causing severe damage to property
• An incapability to take care of themselves
• An acute psychiatric disorder
• A geriatric disorders with psychiatric complications such as Alzheimer's disease and other dementia
• Dual diagnosis of psychiatric/chemical dependence
• Dual diagnosis of psychiatric/medical problem that can be managed on the unit

Location and Other Details

Emergency admission is available on a 24-hour basis through the Swedish Covenant Hospital's Emergency Department. Located in Swedish Covenant Hospital's Anderson Pavilion, the inpatient psychiatric unit has been newly renovated with modern, attractive rooms with private baths. Patients have access to a large, comfortable day room, activity rooms and conference rooms. There are also private interview and examination rooms for physicians' use.

Swedish Covenant Hospital's psychiatric services are covered by most health plans. For more information related to insurance coverage, please check with your insurance carrier. The hospital accepts patient referrals from physicians, clinicians, employee assistance programs, health clinics, social service agencies, clergy, individuals and family members. 

Project Impact, accessed through Swedish Covenant Hospital's Emergency Department, helps patients and their families determine their insurance coverage before admission. A service of Lutheran Social Services of Illinois and funded by the Office of Mental Health of the State of Illinois, Project Impact employs crisis workers who operate 24 hours a day to pre-screen emergency mental health patients. 

Direct admission may be arranged through the psychiatrist of your choice.

Visitation Hours

Visitation is allowed according to the patient's needs and program activities. Family and friends can visit patients Monday though Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. or on weekends and holidays from 12 to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. 

For more information, please contact the nursing unit at 773-878-8200, ext. 3817.

Click here to meet Swedish Covenant Medical Group's Mental Health Services Team or call 773-878-8200, ext. 5300 to schedule an appointment.

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