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Founded in the 1950s, Chicago Lakeshore Hospital is an acute care psychiatric hospital that provides detox, Partial Hospitlization (PHP), Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and outpatient substance abuse services for adults, children and adolescents, and a special program for those in the LGBTQ community. In addition to the main hospital, treatment services are provided at three other facilities on the medical campus.

Treatment and Staff

New clients seeking treatment at Chicago Lakeshore Hospital receive a systematic 30- to 45-minute assessment upon entering the program. For those requiring detox, the assessment procedure can take between one and a half to three hours, depending on how many other clients are waiting to be seen. Those who enter the detox program are admitted to the hospital for a three- to seven-day medically-supervised stay. When appropriate, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is provided for clients.

PHP, IOP and outpatient services are available at two outpatient facilities, the Lawrence Center for adults and Lakeshore Center for Behavioral Health for adolescents. Treatment length typically varies from two to four weeks, depending on the individual. Clients admitted to the adult program usually have a dual diagnosis including chemical dependency and a co-occurring disorder. In addition to bipolar disorder, depression and ADHD, specialized outpatient services are provided for clients suffering from addiction in conjunction with mood disorders, personality disorders and anxiety.

Depending on the level of care, weekly treatment includes a minimum of three CBT-based group therapy sessions per week, at three hours per session. Group topics may include relapse prevention, coping skills, appropriate boundaries, mindfulness, self-esteem building, relaxation techniques, healthy choices/wellness, conflict resolution skills, body image, time management techniques, anger management, appropriate expression of feelings and art therapy. Individual therapy sessions, either requested  by the client or deemed necessary by a psychiatrist, are scheduled at the Lakeshore Center for Behavioral Health facility. The adolescent curriculum is comparable to the adult program.

Chicago Lakeshore Hospital serves the LGBTQ community with IOP substance abuse and dual diagnosis support services.

While Chicago Lakeshore Hospital accepts most health insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare, out-of-pocket cost for a seven-day detox stay is approximately $8,000, and a two-week IOP cost is $2,880, which must be paid upfront. Staff includes 13 medical doctors whose specialties include adult psychiatry, adolescent psychiatry, addiction medicine and family medicine.


Chicago Lakeshore Hospital provides a family program for relatives, as well as crisis intervention services. The hospital also offers special education events to promote community awareness.

In Summary

Chicago Lakeshore Hospital offers comprehensive short-term care for those suffering from chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders. While online reviews from former clients are mixed, the staff boasts impressive credentials. The hospital is intent on providing top-notch services, including working to help the LGBTQ community. However, for those seeking a longer treatment stay or a 12-step based approach, Chicago Lakeshore Hospital might not be the right match.

Chicago Lakeshore Hospital Locations

Chicago Lakeshore Hospital
4840 North Marine Dr
Chicago, IL 60640

Lawrence Center for Outpatient Service
850 West Lawrence Ave

Lake Shore Center for Behavioral Health
737 North Michigan Ave, Ste 1520
Chicago, IL 60611

Chicago Lakeshore Hospital Cost

$2,880 (IOP, two weeks). Reach Chicago Lakeshore Hospital by phone at (800) 888-0560 or (773) 878-9700. Find Chicago Lakeshore Hospital on Facebook and Twitter

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