Lake Behavioral Hospital, Providing Mental Health Treatment for Wisconsin

Located just 10 miles of the border in Waukegan, IL, Lake Behavioral Hospital is prepared to meet the mental health needs of Wisconsin. Lake Behavioral provides inpatient and outpatient treatment for mental health and chemical dependency for adolescents, adults, and older adults.

Accessibility to mental health and chemical dependency treatment among all age groups is a growing concern in Wisconsin.

  • About 55,000 adolescents aged 12-17 had at least one major mental health event in the past year with less than 30% receiving treatment.
  • About 170,000 adults had serious thoughts of suicide in the last year and about 180,000 were diagnosed with a serious mental illness. Less than 40% received treatment.
  • About 377,000 adults reported heavy alcohol use in the last year with less than 6% receiving treatment.

Lake Behavioral Hospital understands the difficulty associated with seeking treatment for mental health conditions and chemical dependency. Our caring team of licensed mental health professionals, psychiatrists, nurses, and staff are prepared to address these concerns.

As a community service, Lake Behavioral Hospital offers no-cost mental health assessments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Mental health assessments are also offered via Telehealth. A licensed clinician will offer treatment recommendations that are tailored to the individual needs of families and their loved ones.

Located in Waukegan, IL, Lake Behavioral Hospital is the premiere provider of mental health and chemical dependency treatment in northern Illinois. Utilizing evidence-based treatment models, Lake Behavioral Hospital can help individuals make lasting change to their lives. Lake Behavioral Hospital accepts most major insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 855-990-1900.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Behavioral Health Barometer: Wisconsin, 2015. HHS Publication No. SMA–16–Baro–2015–WI. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2015

COVID-19 and Mental Health

COVID -19 has caused a serious economic downturn and tremendous social changes impacting mental health of all ages.  This has resulted in an overall spike in suicide.  In addition,

  • 67% of people report higher levels of stress since the outbreak of COVID-19.
  • 57% say they have greater anxiety since the outbreak.
  • 54% say they are more emotionally exhausted.
  • 53% say they feel sadness day-to-day.
  • 50% feel they are more irritable.
  • 42% report their overall mental health has declined.

With such impact on mental health it has become necessary for individuals to seek support for themselves and others.  We are here for you 24-7. Making one phone call is all it takes to get the support needed.  Call Lake Behavioral Hospital at 855-990-1900.

What are we doing to combat COVID-19?

Mental health and addiction treatment should not be delayed, and we are taking every precaution possible while continuing to offer needed treatment in a safe way to you or a loved one.

Lake Behavioral Hospital is following CDC guidelines, as well as that of state and local public health departments.

Every patient, family member, and visitor who comes to our facilities is screened for COVID-19 with a Symptom Questionnaire and by having their temperature taken. This ensures that people with symptoms of COVID-19 are recognized promptly and actions are taken to guarantee that illness is not introduced or spread.

Staff and patients are monitored daily for COVID-19 symptoms and are screened with a temperature check as well as the Symptom Questionnaire and are asked to stay home if they are feeling ill. Mask wearing, hand hygiene, social distancing, and environmental deep cleaning continues to be top priorities for us and occurs on a regular basis 7 days a week.

How does this impact patients?

We are committed to high quality, compassionate care, and that will not change.  We remain available 24/7 to screen and accept patients into all our inpatient and outpatient programs.

What You Can Do to Prevent Virus Spread

  1. Notify staff if you have a fever or are feeling sick. The hospital may ask you to stay home.
  2. Notify staff if you have reason to believe you have been in contact with an infected person.
  3. Wash your hands often with either soap and water or hand sanitizer.
  4. Routinely disinfect high-touch surfaces in your home (doorknobs, light switches, countertops).
  5. Follow social distancing guidelines.
  6. Wear a mask.

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