Behavioral Health CHOICES

Behavioral Health CHOICESBehavioral Health CHOICES at OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center provides quality inpatient and outpatient behavioral health care to adults and seniors based on the needs of the communities we serve. Our team of caring professionals support individuals in their recovery and increase their ability to successfully cope with life’s challenges. In addition to working together for the good of our patients, we work in partnership with patients, their families and the community.

The following describes our model of care:

  • accessible, effective, and efficient
  • rooted in the belief that all people deserve to be treated with
    compassion, respect, and positive regard
  • recovery is possible and is unique to each individual

To reach inpatient services, please call (815) 433-5606.
To reach outpatient services, please call (815) 434-4382.

Inpatient Program

Our Inpatient Program is designed to stabilize individuals in preparation for transition to continued treatment in an outpatient setting. Located in a secure, 22-bed psychiatric unit located on the third floor of OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center, the inpatient unit is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To help patients continue to build upon the progress made while in the hospital, comprehensive individual discharge planning is a part of each patient’s program. Taking into account the patient’s level of functioning, life experiences and personal needs, every effort is made to ensure a smooth return to family life, work or school, and the community. Linkage with our outpatient program and aftercare programs helps maintain the progress made during hospitalization and reduces the likelihood of readmission.

Patients admitted to our inpatient unit must be at least 18 years of age and meet the following criteria:

  • Evidence of danger to self and/or others
  • Self care deficits
  • Medically stable
  • Psychiatrist acceptance of patient
  • Mental or emotional deterioration

Outpatient Program

Our Outpatient Program provides the most up-to-date behavioral health services in the Illinois Valley. Our programming utilizes individualized, structured treatment programs designed to foster independence and build self-esteem and coping skills while improving relationships with families and peers. We provide the least restrictive environment possible and focus on targeted outcomes, emphasizing goals identified by our patients and their families.

Our outpatient clinic is located on the campus of OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center at 1207 Starfire Drive.

PHP & IOP

Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) are short-term outpatient programs designed specifically for patients who are experiencing behavioral or emotional problems. While patients in these programs do not require inpatient hospitalization, the PHP and IOP are more intensive than traditional outpatient programs and are designed to achieve short-term stabilization and resolution of immediate problem areas.

PHP and IOP are offered Monday thru Friday at the outpatient clinic located on the campus of OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center at 1207 Starfire Drive. In this setting, patients in PHP and IOP are provided intensive treatment among a therapeutic community of peers. Group therapies are used to promote coping skills, stress management, goal achievement and treatment compliance.

Patients eligible for PHP and IOP have acute symptoms of depression and/or anxiety, may be at risk for hospitalization, or may be “stepping down” from an inpatient stay.

Behavioral Health Professionals

We work with a team of compassionate providers:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Mental Health Counselors

Signs & Symptoms

If you or a loved one are experiencing any of the following signs or symptoms,
we encourage you to contact us:

  • Feelings of loneliness, isolation and withdrawal
  • Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness
  • Despair
  • Feelings of grief and loss
  • Agitation
  • Behavioral problems
  • Tearful and crying spells
  • Excessive worry and/or anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Memory loss
  • Insomnia and/or fatigue
  • Hallucinations and/or delusions
  • Distractibility
  • Losing interest in hobbies and pleasurable activities
  • Hyperactivity
  • Difficulty concentrating

Treatments Offered

Both inpatient and outpatient settings offer a variety of services including:

  • Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Medication Management
  • Individual, Group, and Family Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Expressive Therapy
  • Psycho-Educational Groups
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Disease Education and Management
  • Case Management
  • Linkage to Resources