Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry at the Cook County Health and Hospitals System. Though modest in terms of staffing, our department engages 80 providers throughout the health system in hospital, primary care, psychiatric specialty, school-based, and correctional settings.
With broad divisions for Adult Outpatient Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, HIV/AIDS Psychiatry, Correctional Psychiatry, Hospital Consultation and Substance Abuse services, Emergency Psychiatric Services, and Community based services, we provide excellent care to the growing populations in need in Cook County.
Identifying the strengths of our faculty and the needs in our community, we have developed specialized treatment areas for Aging and Geriatrics, HIV/AIDS Psychiatry, Substance Abuse, Women’s Health, Adult and Child ADHD, Developmental Child Assessments and Therapy, Child and Adult Neuropsychological Testing, Rehabilitative Psychology, Biofeedback and Pain Management. In 2011, the DOP’s Substance Abuse Service (SBIRT) was recognized for its comprehensive and caring approach of addiction by the United States’ Office of National Drug Control Policy and received accolades by community agencies for its monolingual Spanish clinic (Conexiones) bringing together bilingual Spanish providers to serve these patients and families.
The Department has excelled in clinical and service research with current funding from federal agencies including HRSA, CDC, NIDA, Adolescent Trials Network, NIMH, SAMHSA, NIAAA, and the Department of Justice. Through this additional work and services, we are able to provide novel and more comprehensive care to a greater number of patients in need.
The Department of Psychiatry contains the following sub-specialties:
- Adult Outpatient Psychiatry
- Child & Adult ADHD
- Metabolic Screen Clinic
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Neuropsychological Assessment
- Forensic Psychiatry
The Department of Psychiatry treats the following medical conditions: