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Geriatric Psychiatry Unit

Geriatric Psychiatry Unit

Weiss Memorial Hospital

Short-term inpatient mental health services for seniors ages 65 and older.

Services Offered

Medication Management • Group Therapy • Individual Therapy • Psychiatry • Mental Health • Seniors

Description

Weiss Memorial Hospital geriatric psychiatry program provides short-term inpatient treatment to seniors who live at home or in nursing or rehab facilities. A staff of geriatric psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, occupational and physical therapists, and other mental health professionals help patients with a wide range of disorders, including those complicated by medical or neurological conditions. Services include medication; individual, group, and spiritual therapy, and diagnosis of underlying medical conditions. The goal is to return patients to their residences within eight to ten days. The program can accommodate up to 10 patients at a time.

Location

4646 N. Marine Dr., Seventh Floor, Elevator B, Chicago, IL 60640 41.9667796 -87.6494615

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Language Line
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Eligibility

  • For seniors ages 65 and older.
  • Must be medically stable, ambulatory, and free of tubing (e.g., IV, CPAP). Patients on oxygen can sometimes be accommodated.

    Payment

  • Medicaid accepted
  • Medicare accepted
  • Private insurance accepted

    Age

  • Seniors accepted

How to Apply

Call 773-564-5700 to verify your insurance benefits. If your insurance is accepted, you must be obtain medical clearance (generally through an emergency room) prior to admission. Patients in crisis and those living at home receive priority over those in a nursing home or other facility. Patients are generally able to be admitted right away after receiving medical clearance. Please bring a photo ID and insurance information at admission.

Click here for a list of accepted insurances. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.