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Medical Detoxification

Medical Detoxification

Loretto Hospital

Medical detoxification for adults ages 18 and older with heroin or alcohol dependence.

Services Offered

Medical Detox • Detox


Loretto Hospital Addiction Center offers heroin and alcohol detoxification for adults. All patients are monitored by medical staff during withdrawal. Buprenorhine (Suboxone) or other medication is administered to ease withdrawal symptoms, subject to insurance approval. Following detox, patients will be referred to other treatment as appropriate.


645 S. Central Ave., Chicago, IL 60644 41.8721531 -87.7636039

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English


-May not have used heroin within 24 hours of admission.
-Accepts the following insurance: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, CCAI, County Care, Harmony, Humana, IlliniCare, Medicaid, Medicare, Meridian, and Next Level Health. Insurance benefits will be verified prior to admission. Some insurance plans may require preauthorization.
-Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. DASA funding may be available for residents of the surrounding community.
-Spanish speaking staff are available for intake, but services are provided in English only.


  • Medicaid accepted
  • Private insurance accepted


  • Adults accepted

How to Apply

Walk in intakes are available through the Loretto Hospital emergency room, but it is preferred that you call ahead to schedule an intake appointment. Call 773-854-5444 or walk in for a preadmission screening and insurance verification. Please bring the following:

-Photo ID
-Insurance card, if applicable
-7 days worth of clothing
-Any prescription medication you are currently taking for a medical condition
-Nicotine gum or patches, if needed. Smoking is not permitted.
-Do not bring cell phones or electronic devices, tobacco, sharp items (e.g., razor, nail file), mouthwash or other items containing alcohol, or more than $20 in cash.

You must be medically cleared prior to admission. Clients who do not meet criteria for medical stabilization may be admitted for medical observation. A wait list may apply, but same-day admissions are often possible.