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We Are Here for You!


As a trusted behavioral health organization committed to providing care in the community since 1955, we offer an array of comprehensive services for youth, adolescents, and adults.  Treatment is carefully planned and customized for each person based on their individual needs and strengths.  No matter what you are going through, help is available!


Otherwise, the following crisis intervention and stabilization services are available for individuals who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis.

Psychiatric Emergency Program (PEP)

24-Hour Crisis Residential Support Program

Collaborative Crisis Service Unit (CCSU)

Provides crisis intervention services for individuals (age 5+) who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis.

PEP Services are available 24/7 by phone or on a walk-in basis through the Emergency Department at Advocate Aurora Sherman Hospital located at 1425 N. Randall Road in Elgin, IL.

An appointment is not required; however, calling before arrival is recommended at (847) 888-2211.

All insurance is accepted; however, service will not be denied due to inability to pay.

Provides short-term treatment and therapeutic support services for adults (18+) who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis and DO NOT require inpatient psychiatric hospitalization.

Services include psychiatric stabilization, medication evaluation, and group programming.


To coordinate admission, contact the Crisis Residential Supervisor at (847) 695-0484, Option 6.

To qualify, clients must have Medicaid or MCO (Managed Care Organization) insurance coverage.

​Partnership between Ecker Center and Elgin's Police Department and comprised of two EPD officers and three behavioral health professionals.

CCSU is responsible for responding to mental health-related crises in the community and conducting follow-up visits for individuals who could benefit from behavioral health services.

Primary areas of focus are mental and behavioral health, substance misuse, and homelessness issues.

Crisis Services

Contact Our Intake Department


Calling Ecker's Intake Line is the first step to receive treatment at any of our locations.  Our Intake & Assessment Team provides treatment recommendations and referrals to individuals who need mental health, substance use and/or gambling disorder services.

Psychiatric & Mental

Health Services

Substance Use & Gambling Disorder Services

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  • Psychiatric & Nursing Services

  • Adolescent & Adult Therapy Services

  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) Groups

  • Long-Term Residential Treatment Programs

  • Case Management Services

  • Community Support Team (CST) Services

  • Crisis Residential & Intervention Services

  • DUI Evaluations & Services

  • Adolescent & Adult Counseling

  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

  • Gambling Disorder Treatment

  • Adolescent Early Intervention

  • Peer Recovery Support Programs

  • Overdose Prevention Training

Contact our Intake Department at:
(847) 695-0484, Option 2


Clinical services and treatment programs are available for individuals with mental health, substance use and/or gambling disorders.  Contacting our Intake Department is the first step to receive the help you need.

Clinical Services & Treatment Programs

Intake Dept
Psychiatric & Nursing Services
Adolescent & Adult Therapy Services
Adolescent & Adult Outpatient Counseling

Our psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses provide client-centered psychiatric services for individuals (age 5+) .

Our therapists provide solution-focused individual and group therapy services for individuals (age 5+) .

Our clinicians provide individual, group, and family counseling services for individuals who misuse substances and/or are chemically dependent.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Groups
Long-Term Residential Treatment Programs
Medication Assisted Treatment Program
Gambling Disorder Treatment
Clinica Services Treatment Programs

Our Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) Program provides 20 hours of intensive life skills group work for adults receiving psychiatric care who need additional support and guidance.

Our Long-Term Residential Treatment Programs provide on-site support, resources, and skill-building for adults who are unable to live independently due to their psychiatric needs or who need assistance transitioning to independent living situations.

Our MAT Program is a comprehensive outpatient drug and alcohol treatment program that combines behavioral health counseling with medication management to reduce cravings and help individuals maintain long-term recovery.

Our Gambling Disorder Treatment Program offers counseling and self-exclusion services for adults with a gambling disorder and includes an educational component that focuses on at-risk behaviors and the consequences of compulsive gambling.

Case Management Services
Community Support Team (CST) Services
Intensive Outpatient Program
Adolescent Early Intervention

Our Case Management Services help individuals create fulfilling lives with maximum independence by providing advocacy, support, and linkage to community resources.

Our Community Support Team (CST) provides one-on-one intensive case management services and crisis support for adults in the community.

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides short-term stabilization services for adults with a Substance Use Disorder.

Our Early Intervention Services provide intervention sessions for adolescents in early stages of alcohol and drug use and experimentation.  Parents are strongly encouraged to be involved with their child’s care.

Prevention, Education & Intervention Services


We believe that prevention, education and intervention services lead to healthier lives.  We reach out to vulnerable individuals in the community to provide education and empower individuals of all ages to make healthy choices.

Prevention Education Intervention

Adolescent Early Intervention

Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs (ATOD)  Prevention

Our Early Intervention Services provide intervention sessions for adolescents in early stages of alcohol and drug use and experimentation.  Parents are strongly encouraged to be involved with their child’s care.

Our ATOD Prevention Services provide programming in schools and throughout the community to prevent underage drinking and illicit drug use, decrease risk factors, and increase protective measures in the community.

To schedule an assessment, contact our Renz Office Intake Dept at:
(847) 695-0484, Option 7
To learn more about Prevention Services, contact our ATOD Prevention Coordinator at:
(847) 695-0484, Ext. 3029

HIV/STI Testing & Prevention

DUI Evaluations & Services

Overdose Prevention Training

Our HIV Prevention Services provide surveillance-based services, testing services, support groups, and community outreach programs to HIV-positive individuals and those at-risk of HIV/STI transmission.

Our Comprehensive DUI Services include DUI evaluations, Secretary of State hearing denial letter responses, treatment needs assessment waivers, treatment verification forms, risk education classes, early intervention services, treatment services, and continuing care services for DUI offenders age 16 and above.

Our Overdose Prevention Training provides opioid overdose education and Naloxone training for individuals who are at risk of overdosing on opioids and/or anyone who knows someone who is at risk.

To inquire about testing or risk factors, contact our HIV/STI Prevention Coordinator at:
(847) 695-0484, Ext. 3107
To schedule an evaluation, contact us at:
(847) 695-0484, Ext. 3013
To schedule a training session, contact our Renz Office Intake Dept at:
(847) 695-0484, Option 7

Additional On-Site Services & Resources


We welcome you to utilize all of the services we have available here at Ecker Center.  In addition to counseling and therapy services, we offer Primary Care and Pharmacy services as well as many additional ways for the Ecker Community to stay connected.

Onsite Services Resource

On-Site Primary Care:
VNA Health Care Services

On-Site Pharmacy:

Genoa Healthcare Pharmacy

Primary care services are available for Ecker clients at at the Grandstand Office clinic. 

Services include:

  • Screenings

  • Physicals

  • Follow-up appointments

Pharmacy services are available for Ecker clients. 


Services include:

  • Prescription refills for all medications

  • Free delivery or curbside pickup

  • Pills organized by date & time they are to be taken, making it easier for clients to stay on track with medications

  • Prescription transfer assistance from other pharmacies

Located at Ecker's Grandstand Office, 1845 Grandstand Place (2nd Floor), Elgin, IL 60123

Hours of operation:  2nd Wednesday of each month from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Located at Ecker's Grandstand Office, 1845 Grandstand Place (3rd Floor), Elgin, IL 60123

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.  Closed for lunch from 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM.

Ecker clients can schedule a primary care appointment by calling:
(630) 892-4355, Ext. 8654
For more information, contact Katelyn at
(224) 276-7236

Fax: (847) 888-0640

NAMI Drop-In Center


PSR Wellness Center

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NAMI Drop-In Center services are provided to individuals, age 18 and older, who are living with mental illness.  Enjoy the company of people who understand, have a free cup of coffee and a snack.  Enjoy art activities, puzzles, games, book discussion, needlework, music, fellowship, and fun!


Groups are offered Tuesdays and Fridays, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Registration is required.  Anyone from the community is welcome to participate.  Masks are required.

The Drop-In Center is held in the Wellness Center (3rd Floor) at Ecker's Grandstand Office.

The Wellness Center is a PSR service that gives clients an opportunity to socialize, build coping skills, and learn life skills in a group setting.  Clients select the activities they would like to do, from games and crafts to mental health discussions.

Groups are offered Monday through Friday, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

Registration is required.  Participation is open to Ecker clients only.  Masks are required.


The Wellness Center is located on the 3rd Floor of Ecker's Grandstand Office.

For more information, contact Laurie at: 
(847) 410-9719
For more information, contact Kelly at:
(847) 695-0484, Ext. 2038
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