According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in four Americans suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder each year, and many can suffer from more than one disorder at a time.
The team at Vista Behavioral Health offers services and support for those suffering from mental disorders. Patients who seek treatment for their disorders often experience a significant change in mood, a reduction in symptoms and an overall improved quality of life.
The Vista Behavioral Health program is the only Adult and Child inpatient psychiatric unit in Lake County, and our treatment plans address services address specific conditions such as depression, anxiety, psychoses and bipolar disorders. We are committed to creating individualized treatment plans and strive to attend to each patient’s biological, social, spiritual and psychological health needs.
We believe in face-to-face communication, that’s why our access team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to meet with you or a loved one. After meeting with our team, a counselor will confer by phone with a psychiatrist who will help determine the best type of treatment and referral.
Throughout your treatment at Vista Behavioral Health, our highest priority is your comfort. Your individualized treatment is coordinated with a therapist and a physician to reduce stress and determine the appropriate length of your stay and level of care to help you lead a mentally healthier life. Our behavioral health specialists work with major insurance panels and explore options to find a solution to best address the cost of your care.
Our multispecialty team of behavioral health professionals includes:
Treatment will be designed for you with your input and the support of your family. Our initial assessment will determine our recommendation for your treatment. Treatment can take place in the following settings:
Mental health screenings are free of charge and confidential. To make an appointment for a free mental health assessment, please call our access line at (847) 360-2000.
As a provider of mental health services, we collaborate with other treatment partners in our community. We hold multidisciplinary staff meetings where referring physicians can provide information and suggestions to help our team know their patient better and decide on appropriate discharge plans.
Vista Health System offers the only children’s inpatient program in Lake County that serves children in acute mental health crises. Our certified teachers provide tutoring to each child, and we maintain close contact with the child’s school to ensure work is completed. Our staffing collaborates with the child’s school social work team and referring physician.
Please remember that Illinois law requires a signed release by parents or guardians to connect with both treatment providers and school personnel. Without that signature, we must maintain confidentiality.
Our team of professionals can also take the time to visit your programs. We provide free training for your teams on mental health topics, and we are happy to share information about our programs and our recovery model for treatment.
When referring patients to Vista Behavioral Health, please provide the following patient information:
Once the patient calls our access line, we will set up an appointment an initial assessment. Patients experiencing an emergency are welcome at any time in any of our three Emergency Departments:
Your patient’s level of care referral can include:
Please encourage your patient to sign the information release form so that we can discuss his or her treatment details with you.
For more information or to refer a patient, please call (847) 360-2000.
Vista Medical Center East
1324 N. Sheridan Road
Waukegan, IL 60085