Valeo Pride Programs for LGBTQ Patients in Chicago
Individuals in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning (LGBTQ) community often face a number of unjust issues: social stigma, abuse, harassment, and sometimes even family rejection. It’s no wonder they are three times more likely to suffer from behavioral and mental health issues than those who don’t belong to the LGBTQ community. But there is hope.
Chicago Lakeshore Hospital is a leading provider of behavioral health services to LGBTQ patients in the Chicago area. Our Valeo Pride inpatient program is designed to provide compassionate care along with innovative clinical services.
Learn more about the Valeo Program, the admission process, and the discharge planning process, below.
Valeo Pride Inpatient Program Overview
Valeo Pride is a safe, judgment free program designed to treat LGBTQ patients suffering from depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, alcohol and/or drug abuse, and other harmful behaviors.
Our multi-disciplinary team of board-certified psychiatrists, addictionologists, pharmacists/psychopharmacologists, and dieticians assess each patient to create a treatment plan that addresses the patient’s individual needs. We take into consideration the common issues facing the LGBTQ community while designing each patient’s care plan. Our environment is a place where patients are free from the stigma and prejudices they encounter outside the hospital’s doors.
The Valeo Pride program includes the following:
- Individual and small group treatment in a safe and culturally competent environment
- Significant other/family involvement with the patient’s treatment
- Dual diagnosis—mental health and substance abuse treatment
- Care coordination with a primary care physician, outpatient psychiatrist, and/or outpatient therapist
Our Valeo Pride Intensive Outpatient Program is a specialized program for individuals with a psychiatric or dual diagnosis. This may include both behavioral disorders, and chemical addictions. Patients who enter this program typically transition from the Valeo inpatient program or are referred from traditional outpatient programs by one of our community partners.
Diverse, therapeutic programs are what separate the Valeo mental health programs at Chicago Lakeshore Hospital from other LGBTQ health programs. Download our brochure for more information on Valeo in Chicago.
Our Admission Process
Chicago Lakeshore Hospital is open and available 24/7/365. Stop by any time for a free assessment—no appointment is needed. If admission is necessary, our caring and professional intake team will help you with each step of the process, including insurance verification or pre-certification. For those who don’t have sufficient insurance coverage, our business office will work with you to make financial arrangements.
We accept the following types of insurance:
- All managed care/private insurance (including HMO and PPO)
- Medicaid/SASS for Children and Adolescents
If you would prefer to do an assessment over the phone, give us a call at 1-800-888-0560.
Learn more about our admission process by visiting our Admission Process page.
Discharge planning is important for the continued care, and healing, of our patients. Aftercare plans typically include:
- Family and/or individual therapy
- Medication monitoring
- Self-help and support groups
- Intensive outpatient programs
- A Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
- Assistance with safe housing
Learn more about our outpatient programs by visiting our Outpatient Services page.
More Information on Valeo Pride
If you’re a member of the LGBTQ community and are struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues, please don’t hesitate to give us a call today at 1-800-888-0560. Let the professionals at Chicago Lakeshore Hospital help you get on the path to healing. Contact us today for a free assessment.