Child & Adolescent Program

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Program in Chicago

Making the tough decision to seek behavioral care for your child can be difficult. At Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, we understand your challenge and are here to help. With our comprehensive behavioral health program for children under age 18, you can rest assured your child is getting the individualized inpatient or outpatient care they need.

Learn more about our programs for children, the admission and intake process, and accepted insurance types below. Then, contact us for more information or to schedule a free assessment.

Child and Adolescent Inpatient Program Overview

Chicago Lakeshore Hospital's Child and Adolescent program is separated into two different groups to address the needs of different age groups. The Child program (both inpatient and outpatient) is for children ages 3 to 12, while our Adolescent group is for teenagers between ages 13 and 17.

Treatment programs are held at our state-of-the-art Children's Pavillion facility in downtown Chicago. In addition to a traditional, medical approach to patient care, we teach children how to:

  • Express themselves in an appropriate, healthy way
  • Respect themselves and others
  • Take responsibility for their behavior

We encourage the patient's family to get involved in the treatment process in order to educate the family, and ensure a smooth transition home post treatment.

Throughout the program children learn valuable problem-solving skills, gain insight into how their behavior affects them and other people, and gives them a sense of control over their lives. We carefully track each patient's progress toward their goals to ensure they meet the objectives of their treatment plan. The length of treatment will depend on the patient's individual needs and goals, as determined by our multi-disciplinary team of health professionals.

Our Admission and Intake Process

Chicago Lakeshore Hospital and Children's Pavillion is here for you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You do not need an appointment. Stop by any time for a free assessment, and if admission is necessary, our caring and professional intake team will help you with insurance verification or pre-certification. If you don't have insurance, don't worry—our business office will work with you to make financial arrangements so you can get your child the care they need.

We accept the following types of insurance:

  • All managed care/private insurance (including HMO and PPO)
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid/SASS for Children and Adolescents

Learn more about our admission process by visiting our Admission Process page.

More Information on Child and Adolescent Programs

For more information on our inpatient and outpatient child and adolescent program, download our brochure today.

If you have specific questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Children's Pavillion. Stop by our downtown Chicago facility or give us a call at the appropriate number below.

Child and Adolescent Programs
Children's Pavilion
4720 N Clarendon
Chicago, IL. 60640
Intake: (800) 888-0560
Main: (773) 878-9700

Visit our contact page to get in touch with our main campus, HR department, or the Lawrence Center for Outpatient Service.