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Outpatient Services

Cadence Health Behavioral Health Services (BHS) in Winfield and St. Charles offers comprehensive diagnostic assessment and treatment for emotional health conditions and disorders affecting adults and adolescents (ages 13 +). BHS outpatient services focus on helping patients regain healthy, fully functional daily lives. BHS professional staff helps patients address emotional, behavioral, social, family and work issues through customized programs including evidence-based individual, group and family therapies.

Specialized outpatient services are offered Monday – Friday. They include:

  • Adult (ages 18 +) Services
    • Partial Hospital All-Day Program
    • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Adolescent (ages 13 – 18) Services
    • Partial Hospital All-Day Program
    • Intensive Outpatient Program
    • School Avoidance Program
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (TMS)
    • By appointment only

School Avoidance Program

The school avoidance program focuses on the mental and emotional health issues for students (ages 13 – 18) who refuse to attend or have difficulty attending school. A thorough evaluation is done to determine the issues that significantly contribute to the school refusal behavior. The goal of this program is for each student to identify the cause of the issues, develop a plan to cope and successfully return to school while maintaining consistent attendance.

Specific issues contributing to school refusal may include:

  • Peer relationships and bullying
  • Family issues
  • Anxiety and depression symptoms triggered by school attendance
  • Performance anxiety
  • Learning problems

Treatment may include:

  • Individual and group therapy
    • Anxiety management techniques
    • Cognitive behavioral therapy
    • Relaxation skills
    • Mindfulness
    • Social skills
    • Exposure therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Psychiatric care
  • Coordination with school staff regarding school resources
  • Discharge planning including re-entry into school

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a safe and effective treatment option in treating major depressive disorder. TMS targets the biological cause of depression without using drugs or surgery. While patients are awake and reclined in a comfortable chair, a small device that rests on the patients head delivers focused magnetic pulses to the brain, stimulating the areas that affect mood.

After a few weeks of daily treatment, lasting less than an hour, many patients find that their depression isn’t just easier to manage — it’s gone. Without pharmaceuticals, surgery or side effects, TMS can help return you to a normal, productive and more rewarding life.

The dynamic course of treatment at CDH is delivered by NeuroStar, the only Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved device proven safe and effective for the treatment of severe depression.

In clinical trials, TMS therapy was well-received by patients. The most common side effect reported was mild to moderate scalp discomfort. There is also a rare risk of seizure associated with TMS treatment.

Patients who receive the most benefits are those diagnosed with severe depression and who have failed to respond to antidepressant medication at or above the minimal dose and duration during the current depressive episode. TMS is available by prescription only and administered under the supervision of a psychiatrist.

Support Groups

Group support can be helpful for individuals working hard to remain sober or free from their dependency, break negative habits, or cope with mental illness. In addition to helping the person who is ill, group support can aid family members and significant others living with a person who has a dependency or mental health problem.

Central DuPage Hospital offers many support groups for self-help and mutual support. These programs are free of charge. Support groups are for all ages and are provided in an outpatient setting.

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Make An Appointment

For more information or to schedule an appointment for any of our outpatient programs, please call 630.933.4000. TTY for hearing impaired 630.933.4833.


Behavioral Health Services
27 W 350 High Lake Road
Winfield, Illinois

Behavioral Health Services
964 North 5th Avenue
St. Charles, Illinois