Northwest Community Hospital

Northwest Community Hospital Mental Health

Northwest Community Healthcare is offering several new resources for individuals with behavioral health and substance abuse problems through a new partnership with Linden Oaks.

"There is an absolute need for behavioral health services in our community, " said Maureen Kunz, administrative director of Behavioral Health Services at NCH, in a statement. "Our new services direct people to the appropriate setting and level of care if they or a family member are experiencing a mental health crisis."

To meet the needs of adults age 50 and older who suffer from depression, anxiety or other mental health issues, NCH has created the Generations Program, a new inpatient behavioral health service on the second floor of 901 W. Kirchoff Road. The 20-bed unit offers a multifaceted treatment approach that addresses the biological, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of recovery, according to a news release.

Also new to the Arlington Heights hospital, the Adult Residential Addictions Center, a 30-bed unit on the third floor at 901 W. Kirchoff Road on the hospital campus, offers a specialized program to help people who are struggling with addictions to alcohol or drugs. The treatment covers recovery strategies and the development of an individualized treatment plan, but also prepares people to return to work through vocational and career counseling and motivational interviewing.

The hospital has also added an Assessment and Referral Center, located on the first floor of 901 W. Kirchoff Road on the hospital campus, offers individuals a free behavioral health assessment and patient-centered referrals.

"Just as with any other illness, the first step to feeling better is identifying the problem, " Kunz said, in the release.

The center has an observation area for patients and is staffed with clinicians who treat anxiety, depression and substance abuse for adolescents and adults. Full behavioral health assessments are available seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Source: www.dailyherald.com
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