Emergency Mental Health Treatment

Holy Cross Crisis Stabilization Unit Offers
Emergency Mental Health Treatment

Persons experiencing a mental health crisis can now receive the emergency care they need at Holy Cross Hospital’s Crisis Stabilization Unit. This 24-hours-a-day unit, dedicated July 10, 2019, offers immediate access to mental health care professionals qualified to diagnose and treat mental, emotional and psychiatric problems requiring immediate attention. It will serve as an alternative to jail or regular emergency room visits.

Community organizations, including SWOP and United Power, had planned a public meeting with Governor J. B. Pritzker to press for adequate State subsidies to cover the cost of crisis stabilization. Although Governor Pritzker did not meet with the community, he did respond to the people’s concerns by including the needed funding in the current State budget.

The Crisis Unit will accept patients brought by ambulances and police, as well as walk-ins.

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