A master’s-prepared clinician will greet you upon your arrival and ask you to complete some preliminary paperwork. You and your child will then meet the clinician. After the assessment, the assessment and referral staff will consult with you and make a recommendation for the appropriate level of care.
Every child and situation is unique, making every assessment unique. An assessment typically takes one to two hours depending on the concerns being addressed. Your input in your child’s assessment is a critical piece of the process. Please make arrangements so you can be present for the entire evaluation.
ITEMS TO BRING TO AN ASSESSMENT
- Current insurance information
- Documentation from school, service providers or any other assessment related to the concerns you have about your child
- Your child’s current and recent medications
- Contact information for your child’s primary care physician or any other clinician providing services to your child
It is the policy of Garfield Park Behavioral Hospital to treat all patients and not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or disability.
Equal Visitation Policy
Visitation rights include the right to receive the visitors designated by the patient, including but not limited to another family member/support person/friend.
Support Person(s): May be a family member, friend, or other individual who supports the patient during their hospital stay
Family member: “Family member” means any person(s) who plays a significant role in an individual’s life. This may include a person(s) not legally related to the individual. Members of “family” include spouses, domestic partners, and both different-sex and same-sex significant others. “Family” includes a minor patient’s parents, regardless of the gender of either parent. Solely for purposes of visitation policy, the concept of parenthood is to be liberally construed without limitation as encompassing legal parents, foster parents, same-sex parent, step-parents, those serving in loco parentis, and other persons operating in caretaker roles.
Take the First Step
Call 773-265-3700 if you or a loved one is experiencing a psychiatric emergency. We are available 24/7 to discuss treatment options and provide no-cost, confidential assessments. You can also use our online contact form for program inquiries.
In case of emergency, please dial 911 or seek the nearest emergency room right away.