Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In the event of an immediate psychiatric crisis, please go to the Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) Emergency Department for an assessment. For information or to schedule a confidential evaluation, call 630.933.4000. TTY for the hearing impaired 630.933.4833.
If you or someone you know is facing an acute emotional or mental health issue that needs immediate attention, Cadence Health offers short-term inpatient care in our Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) at Central DuPage Hospital. The CSU is a secure hospital psychiatric unit, which provides immediate help to people (ages 13 +) who pose a risk to themselves or others as well as those who are unable to care for themselves.
The CSU provides all patients personalized care from a coordinated team of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses and licensed therapists on staff at Cadence Health. These specialists work together to address acute problems and develop goals that will lead to a successful recovery plan. Therapists on the CSU coordinate care and serve as the primary contact for the patient and their family.
Inpatient treatment provides patients with individual, family, group therapy and other resources to help move toward wellness. Patients from the CSU will move to treatment in an outpatient program to continue their recovery.
Our Pledge To Patients
Our goal is to provide excellent care and to help patients and families return to a state of well-being as soon as possible. We pledge:
- To treat you with the utmost respect, dignity, discretion and compassion
- To keep you informed of the treatment process
- To recognize your feelings about sharing the sensitive, difficult information needed to assist you out of your crisis and into recovery
- To treat you as an individual with specific needs and unique problems
Length Of Stay
The average length of stay on the Crisis Stabilization Unit is three to six days. Time on the unit varies, depending on diagnosis, and response to treatment. Upon discharge from the Crisis Stabilization Unit, many patients continue their mental health recovery through the Adult or Adolescent Partial Hospital Program, a full-day outpatient program at the Behavioral Health Center building on the hospital campus.
Visitors On The Unit
Patients may have up to two visitors age 13 or older at one time.
No one younger than 13 is allowed on the unit.
Only immediate family may visit adolescent patients.
Lockers are provided for visitor’s personal items.
Our utmost concern is to provide and maintain a safe and healing environment. For that reason, there are restrictions on items brought to the unit. All visitors must respect the restriction list.
Declaration For Mental Health Treatment
The declaration for mental health treatment is a legal document that appoints a family member or friend as an attorney-in-fact. This person may then make decisions for patients’ mental health issues regarding admission, medications and therapies. Ask any staff member for a copy of the form.
Illinois State Required Disclosure
The Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code requires all psychiatric units to report names and demographic information of patients admitted to their facilities to the Illinois Department of Human Services. Reports are maintained confidentially and used as a cross-reference against names of persons who currently have Illinois firearm owners identification cards or who may apply for one in the future.
Patient Rights And Privacy
The patient rights brochure is included in the patient admission packet. The psychiatric Crisis Stabilization Unit adheres to federal and state confidentiality laws. Information will not be released to anyone – including insurance, friends and family – without signed authorization.
Make An Appointment
Admission to the inpatient psychiatric Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) happens only though a provider’s referral or the emergency department.
Inpatient Psychiatric Crisis Stabilization Unit
Central DuPage Hospital
25 N. Winfield Road