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Howard Brown Health Center

Mental and behavioral health services for adults ages 18 and older, geared towards the LGBTQ community.

Services Offered

Counseling • Group Therapy • Smoking Cessation • Support Groups • Family Counseling • Lgbt Services • Couples Counseling


Howard Brown Health Center provides mental health services specifically tailored for the LGBTQ community. Individual, couples, family, and group therapies are provided by a team of experienced counselors, social workers, and psychologists. Support groups are also available.

Specialized behavioral health programs include the Violence Recovery Program for survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence, Recovering with Pride for those with substance use disorders, and smoking cessation program.

Howard Brown Health Center partners with the VALEO Program at Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, an LGBTQ program providing 24-hour psychiatric emergency assessment and referral service at 800-888-0560.


734 W. 47th St., Chicago, IL 60609 41.8090343 -87.6445743

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


-Howard Brown Health Center is a member of multiple mental health networks and accepts many insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, CountyCare, Harmony, IlliniCare, Meridian, and United Healthcare.
-Sliding scale fees are available to those who qualify. Download an application in English or Spanish.
-Standard fees are as follows: $250 for intake assessment; $150 per session for individual, couples, and family therapy; and $60 per session for group therapy.


  • Services provided on a sliding scale
  • Medicaid accepted
  • Medicare accepted
  • Private insurance accepted


  • Adults accepted
  • Seniors accepted

How to Apply

If you are seeking help with a substance use issue, please contact Howard Brown's Recovering With Pride program at 773-388-8891. If you are a survivor of domestic violence seeking help, call 773-388-8882 for immediate assistance.

To request mental health counseling services, please call 773-388-1600 in the morning to make an appointment for a 10-15 minute phone interview in the afternoon. If there are no appointments available that day, please call back another day.

During the call, a counselor will gather basic information about why you are seeking therapy, and what type of therapist and appointment time would best meet your needs. You will be matched with a therapist who meets your needs, or provided with referrals to alternate resources. The therapist will contact you directly to schedule an initial session. Please bring the following documentation to your first appointment:

-Photo ID
-Insurance card
-Completed Patient Forms
-Proof of income, if applying for sliding scale fees

Other Locations

Howard Brown Health Counseling Center
Program Phone: (773) 388-1600
3948 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60613
Howard Brown Health at Thresholds South
Program Phone: (773) 388-1600
734 W. 47th St.
Chicago, IL 60609
Howard Brown Health Clark
Program Phone: (773) 388-1600
6500 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60626