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 client based on their individual needs and strengths.  No matter what you are going through, help is available!

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY, PLEASE DIAL 911 IMMEDIATELY!

Otherwise, the following emergency 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 Elgin 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.

 

Contact Our Intake Department

 

 

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

Psychiatric & Behavioral

Health Services

Substance Use & Gambling Disorder Services

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  • Crisis Services - PEP & Crisis Residential Program

  • Outpatient Psychiatric Services

  • Adolescent & Adult Outpatient Therapy Services

  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) Groups

  • Long-Term Residential Treatment Programs

  • Case Management Services

  • Community Support Team (CST) Services

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  • Adolescent & Adult Outpatient Counseling Services

  • Passage Program for Women

  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program

  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

  • Gambling Disorder Treatment Program

  • Adolescent Early Intervention Services

  • Overdose Prevention Training

Contact our GRANDSTAND Office Intake Dept at
(847) 795-0484, Option 2
Contact our RENZ Office Intake Dept at
(847) 795-0484, Option 7

 

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

 

Clinical Services & Treatment Programs

Outpatient Psychiatric Services
Adolescent & Adult Outpatient Therapy Services
Adolescent & Adult Outpatient Addiction Counseling Services
Passage Program for Women

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

Our therapists provide solution-focused individual and group therapy services for individuals (age 5+) who are facing psychiatric issues.

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

Our clinicians provide outpatient drug and alcohol treatment services for women in a safe and supportive environment with other women. 

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

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 Services

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.

 

Adolescent Early Intervention Services

Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs (ATOD)  Prevention Services

Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Elgin

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.

The Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Elgin promotes a safe and healthy community free of violence and substance misuse through education, prevention, and action for youth in the Elgin area.

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
To learn more about CSHE, contact our Drug Free Communities Coordinator at:
 
(847) 695-0484, Ext. 2090
or visit https://cshelgin.org

HIV/STI Testing & Prevention Services

Comprehensive DUI 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 or anyone who knows someone who is at risk.

To inquire about testing or risk factors, contact our HIV/STI Prevention Coordinator at:
(630) 883-4941
To schedule an evaluation, contact us at:
(847) 695-0484, Ext. 2051
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.

 

On-Site Primary Care:
VNA Health Care Services

On-Site Pharmacy:

Genoa Healthcare Pharmacy

Primary care services include medical screenings, physicals, and follow-up appointments provided by a nurse practitioner who sees patients at the Ecker Center Clinic.

Most client care continues at the main VNA location where other services are offered as well.

VNA SERVICES SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID

The pharmacy is open and ready to serve Ecker clients - even those who meet with their doctor by phone or video!

 

The pharmacy will also:

  • Fill ALL client medications (not just behavioral health prescriptions)

  • Mail medications (at no extra cost) or have them available for curbside pickup

  • Organize pills based on the date & time they are to be taken, making it easier for clients to stay on track

  • Help clients transfer prescriptions from other pharmacies to Genoa Pharmacy

Hours of operation:  Wednesdays from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

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.

For more information, contact Alison at
(847) 695-0484, Ext. 2006

Fax: (630) 482-8155

www.vnahealth.com

For more information, contact Katelyn at
(224) 276-7236

Fax: (847) 888-0640

www.genoahealthcare.com

NAMI Drop-In Center

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PSR Wellness Center

NAMI Drop-In Center services are provided to individuals, age 18 and older, who are living with mental illness.  Coffee, bingo, and art activities are offered.​

 

Groups are offered Tuesdays and Fridays, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 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 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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