UIC psychiatry residents have the unique opportunity to rotate through many diverse sites ranging from community mental health to an academic center to a correctional facility. The core sites include the University of Illinois Health System as well as the nearby Jesse Brown VA Hospital System.
- 58% Hispanic
- 29% Non-Hispanic Black
- 3% Asian
- 10% non-Hispanic White
- 26% uninsured; 47% Medicaid
- The Psychiatry Inpatient Unit is located on campus (across the street from the NPI) in the University of Illinois Hospital.
- The inpatient unit is a modern, 35 bed psychiatric facility.
- Patients are admitted for moderate or extended lengths of stay, depending on the nature of their illness.
- There are four inpatient teams: Mood and Anxiety, Psychotic/Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Med/Psych and Women's Mental Health.
- UIC Psychiatric Residents spend anywhere from four to six months rotating on our inpatient unit.
- Next door to the Adult Psychiatric Unit is our Child Inpatient Psychiatric Unit titled Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment Unit (CATU).
- The child inpatient unit is a unique 10-bed unit serving children in the foster care system. The Department of Children and Family Services identifies the highest risk youth for placement on CATU.
- Work with Better Health Through Housing to administer Adult Outpatient Treatment for those with severe mental illness.
- The West Side Division of VA Chicago is within walking distance from the UIC College of Medicine campus.
- It is a 209-bed facility with integrated residency programs in all disciplines, including psychiatry.
- A comprehensive range of services is available, including emergency treatment, inpatient and outpatient treatment, consultation/liaison, day hospitalization, homeless services and addiction services.
- The VA Inpatient psychiatric unit includes a 40 general psychiatry beds and a 40-bed residential facility linked with outpatient addiction treatment services.
- There is a day hospital program with unique opportunities to work with combat PTSD in group and one on one settings.
- The Mental Health Intensive Case Management program provides outreach services. Residents, along with nursing and social work, make home visits to veterans.
- A large outpatient addiction treatment program offers specialized treatment for alcoholism and includes a methadone clinic.
- Outpatient mental health services include clinics for geriatric patients, women’s mental health, chronically mentally ill patients, veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder, and affective disorders.
- The Institute for Juvenile Research, established in 1909, constitutes the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for the Department of Psychiatry at UIC.
- In addition to its important role in the training of medical students and general psychiatry residents, IJR also offers child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship programs.
- IJR has individual therapy with children and adolescents and an active marital and family therapy program, which serves the community, allows for the training in a variety of professional services.
- IJR also provides consultation to various schools and neighborhood community agencies. In 2004, the Institute moved to its current location in a modern facility.
The Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI)
- The Neuropsychiatric Institute houses the UIC Psychiatry Outpatient Clinics, which include residents' clinical offices and seminar rooms.
- Originally, when it opened in 1941, the institute was directed as a joint venture between the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry at the 100-year-old College of Medicine, with neurology patients, offices, and labs located in the north tower, and psychiatry patients, offices, and labs in the south tower.
- The clinical programs of Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Neuropsychiatry/Behavioral Neurology, Women’s Mental Health, Gender Affirming Clinic, Recovery (Addiction Treatment), and Anchor Point Clinic (focusing on psychotic disorders) are located in this building.
- There is a focus on psychotherapy performed by a multitude of faculty, psychiatric residents, psychologists, LCSW’s and psychology interns. Individual and group psychotherapy are offered.
- There is a neuropsychology department that completes neuropsychiatric evaluations and has a Memory and Aging Clinic.
Madden MHC is located next to the campus of Loyola University Medical Center and the Hines Veterans Administration Hospital in Maywood, a western suburb of Chicago.
- As part of the state-wide network of care provided by private and public mental health services, Madden MHC maintains a close link with community providers in the surrounding areas.
- Services provided include short-term, intermediate-term, and long-term inpatient care for adults.
- 125 inpatient unit beds
- Specialized services for patients with mental illness and intellectual disabilities
Cermak is located at the Health Services of Cook County Jail.
- Adult forensic psychiatric rotation at Cook County Jail, which services one of the largest mental health populations in the United States.
Insight Behavioral Health Center is located in various sites in downtown Chicago.
- Provides treatment for mood and anxiety disorders as well as eating disorder management.
- Three different levels of care including residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs.
Thresholds has numerous sites located throughout the Chicago area.
- One of the oldest and largest providers of recovery services for persons with mental illnesses and substance use disorders in Illinois.
- Residents have the opportunity to rotate in community mental health settings.
- Embeds senior residents within UIC's Family Medicine clinics for curbside consultations and case supervision.
- Psychiatry residents may additionally perform direct evaluations for select patients with acute or complicated presentations.
- Residents also have the opportunity to collaborate with Illinois DocAssist, which provides state-wide consultation for child/adolescent and perinatal psychiatry.
- Aims to improve community access at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) to timely and appropriate mental health care.