Inpatient Psychiatric Services

Swedish Hospital's inpatient psychiatric services 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 them 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 Hospital's Emergency Department. The inpatient psychiatric unit offers 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 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 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.


Contact Us

Swedish Medical Group, Mental Health Services: 773-878-8200, ext. 5300.
Lutheran Social Services Welcoming Center 24-hour answering: 773-561-5809.



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