Primary Care - Behavioral Health Integration Program

Community Partner Referrals

If providing a patient with a list of potential outside referrals, please use the following: Recommended Community Behavioral Health Providers. For patients with The University of Chicago Health Plan, please use the following: Recommended Community Behavioral Health Providers- UCHP.

The following community partner referral information is only for UChicago Medicine providers. The grids below summarize the details of external referral partners including accepted insurances, contact information, and availability to accept new patients. Please refer patients to only 1 partner. Contact Neda Laiteerapong with any questions.

Perinatal and infant loss support group avl

Community Mental Health Therapy Partners: Therapy

Partners
(listed in order of availability)
Referral Details In-person Therapy Payment Accepted Contact Information
Use .BHIPREFERRAL smartphrase to collect patient info and copy into email to send to referral partner*
Put “UChicago referral #encrypt” in subject line.
Medicare Medicaid (e.g., Aetna Better Health, CountyCare, Medicare / Medicaid) Private UCHP Aetna Sliding Scale
Meridian Psychiatric Partners – Ages 3+; Spanish available
– mild AUD, anxiety, ADHD, depression, eating disorder, psychosis, PTSD, mild SUD
– Many modalities incl EMDR
– Specializes also in treating physicians and medical students
Streeterville, Evanston, Lake Forest, Oak Park, Oakbrook Terrace
Individual
Family
Couples
Group
Aetna, PPO/POS, BCBS PPO, Blue Choice PPO Y intake@meridianproviders.com
Ashé Counseling & Coaching (ASHECC) – Ages 12+; Spanish available
– Anxiety, ADHD, depression, PTSD, specific phobias, grief, family conflict, relationship issues, pregnancy/pospartum, self-esteem
– Specializes also in trauma, racial/ethnic minorities
– Many modalities incl ACT, CBT, DBT, EMDR, CPT
South Loop, Logan Square
Individual
Family
Couples
Medicaid, Aetna Better Health, BC Community Health, Meridian Aetna, BCBS,  Cigna, United Y Y

intake@ashecc.com

Patient self-scheduling link 

Depth Counseling

-Ages 7+; Spanish and Portuguese available
– Anxiety, depression, personality disorders, psychosis, trauma, grief, anger, relationships
– Specializes also in LGBTQIA+
– Psychoanalysis, psychodynamic, DBT, CBT

Loop, Ravenswood Individual Group Couples Aetna Better Health, BC Community Health BCBS PPO   Y

info@depthcounseling.org

Patient self-scheduling link

Rula – Ages 5+; multiple languages availble 
– IL patients
– ADHD, depression, 
trauma/PTSD, SUD, OCD, bipolar, eating disorders, peripartum, child abuse, chronic pain
– Specializes also in racial/ethnic minorities and LGBTQIA+
Telehealth only
Individual
Family
Aetna, Cigna, United/Optum, BCBS  Y ucmreferrals@rula.com
Kathy Sexton-Radek, PhD

– Ages 3+
– Sleep specialist
– AUD, anxiety, ADHD, depression, SUD, insomnia, parasomnia, neurodegenerative disorder, sleep disturbances and disorders
– Many modalities incl CBTi, DBT, EMDR, PST
– Psychoeducational and neuropsychological assessments, psychopharmacology

Westmont Individual Part B; Medicare Adv   Aetna, BCBS PPO, Cigna, Humana PPO, SmartHealth PPO Y   ksrsleep@aol.com
Geode Health

– Ages 5+; Polish, Spanish, and Urdu available
– AUD, anxiety, ADHD, depression, eating disorder, PTSD, SUD, OCD, psychosis
– Many modalities incl ACT, CBT, DBT, EMDR, ERP, PST, CPT

Hyde Park, Lakeview, West Loop, West Town; North, West, Southwest Suburbs Individual Group Family Couples Part B   Aetna, BCBS PPO, Cigna, Magelian, Optum, United Y  

referrals@geodehealth.com

Patient self-scheduling link

Danny Gordon & Associates Counseling Services – Ages 7+ 
– Anxiety, depression, developmental disability, ADHD, health behavior change, MCI, phobia, PTSD, SUD
– No services: OCD, psychosis, autism
Hyde Park
Individual
BCBS Y blair@dgordonassociates.com
Centers for Cognitive Wellness – Ages 17+
– Anxiety, ADHD, depression, PTSD, dementia, stroke, brain injury, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, functional neurological disorders, age-related memory changes, chemo-brain, Parkinson’s disease
– Neuropsychological testing
– Many modalities incl ACT, CBT, DBT, CPT
Loop
Individual

 

Part B

Aetna, BCBS, United Y info@cogwellness.com
Chicago Counseling Services – Ages 7+, Spanish, Mandarin, Hebrew, Korean available
– Anxiety, ADHD, depression, PTSD, SUD, domestic violence, sexuality, self-harm, foster care
– Specializes also in trauma, racial/ethnic minorities, and LGBTQIA+
– Many modalities incl ACT, CBT, DBT
Hyde Park, Albany Park
Individual
Family
Couples

Group
Aetna, BCBS Blue Choice, BCBS PPO, Cigna, United, USHIP Y info@chicagocounselingservices.com
Chicago Center for Growth & Change – Ages 4+; Phd practice
– All conditions except autism, dementia, or OCD
– Specializes also in Black racial/ethnic minorities
– Many modalities incl CBT, EMDR, CPT
Loop
Individual
Family
Couples

Group
BCBS, Blue Choice  

info@chicagocenterforgrowth.com

drcrawford@chicagocenterforgrowth.com

Patient self-scheduling link 

 

Cityscape Counseling – Ages 12+
– All conditions except dementia
– Specializes also in LGBTQIA+
– Many modalities incl CBT, DBT

Individual
Family
Couples

Group
Aetna, BCBS, Blue Choice, Cigna, Optum/United Y intake@cityscapecounseling.com
Healing, Empowering, & Learning Professionals (H.E.L.P.) LLC – Ages 15+
– Depression, bipolar, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD
– Specializes also in racial/ethnic minorities and LGBTQIA+
Hyde Park, Bronzeville, South Holland
Individual
Family
Couples
Part B Medicaid, Aetna Better Health, BC Community Health, CountyCare, Meridian, Medicare/ Medicaid Aetna, BCBS,  Cigna, United Y referral@help-llc.org
Pillars of Wellness (Indiana patients)  – Ages 7+; Spanish available
– Anxiety, ADHD, depression, PTSD, SUD, OCD, grief, anger management, family conflict
– Specializes also in trauma, LGBTQIA+, racial/ethnic minorities, and faith-based care
– Indiana only
Hobart, Merrillville, Valparaiso
Individual
Family
Couples

Group
Anthem HIP, CareSource, MDwise, MHS Aetna, Ambetter, Anthem BCBS, BCBS, Cigna, United/Optum Y

pillarsmed@pillarstherapy.com (Indiana patients) 

 

Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) – Ages 5+; Mandarin, Cantonese available
– Anxiety, ADHD, depression, SUD, OCD, grief/loss
– Specializes also in acculturation, racial/ethnic minorities, and trauma
Chinatown
Individual
Family
Couples

Medicaid, BC Community Health, CountyCare, IlliniCare, Meridian, Molina Ambetter, BCBS PPO, Cigna, United   Y melissawee@maha-us.org
Latinx Talk Therapy – Ages 4+ Latinx clients; Spanish available
– All conditions except OCD, psychosis, specific phobias
– Specializes in trauma and cultural identity
Loop
Individual
Family
Couples

Group
Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, BCBS, Humana, United Y Y info@latinxtalktherapy.com 
Claret Center – Ages 18+
– Anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, spirituality, massage, acupuncture, autism
– Twice a week appts avl if nec 

– Specializes also in spirituality
– Many modalities incl CBT, CPT
Hyde Park Individual Part B BCBS   office@claretcenter.org
Brightland Health – Ages 18-60
– Anxiety, ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, SUD (therapy only)
– No services: autism, MCI personality d/o
Lincoln Park Individual BCBS, Blue Choice   admin@brightlandhealth.com 
 
Roamers Therapy – Ages 21-45; Black, Latinx, Asian only; Spanish available
– Anxiety, depression, trauma, SUD, interpersonal, race/ethnicity, acculturation
– Twice a week appts avl if nec
South Loop, Lakeview
Individual
Aetna, BCBS, Blue Choice, Cigna, United Y

 

contact@roamerstherapy.com

Patient self-scheduling link 

 

Nurture Therapy (IL and IN patients)  – Women 18+; Spanish, Hindi, Bengali available
– Perinatal mood and anxiety d/o, trauma, pregnancy loss/grief, fertility, life transitions
– Perinatal and infant loss support group avl
l
Ravenswood
Individual
Couples
Group
BCBS, BCBS Choice, United, USHIP Y hello@nurture-therapy.com
Clearwater Counseling Chicago – Ages 7+; Spanish available
– Anxiety, depression, PTSD
– Many modalities incl manualized CBT
Gold Coast
Individual
Family
Couples
Aetna Better Health, BC Community Health, Molina Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Humana, United/Optum Y Y

matthew@clearwatercounselingchicago.com

Patient self-scheduling link: clearwatercounselingchicago.clientsecure.me/request/clinician

 

In Home Counseling (IL and IN patients)  – Ages 11+
– Anxiety, depression, OCD, pervasive development d/o, MCI, caregiver stress
– Twice a week appts avl if nec
– Indiana avl
– Many modalities incl CBT
In-home or other private location
Individual
Part B;
Medicare Adv
Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Humana, United Y info@inhomecounselingservices.com
The Psychology Center, Inc – Ages 5+; Armenian, Russian available
– All conditions except eating d/o, psychosis, developmental disability
– Specializes also in racial/ethnic minorities
Oak Lawn
Individual
Family
Couples

Group
Part B;
Medicare Adv (not BCBS)
Aetna Better Health, CountyCare, Medicare/ Medicaid All
(except UCHP)
Y PsyCenter4@aol.com
Patients will receive an email with instructions. For patients with low literacy, consider a different referral partner.Patient self-scheduling link 

 

Community Mental Health Psychiatry Partners

Partners
(listed in order of availability)
Referral Details In-person Payment Accepted Contact Information
Use .BHIPREFERRAL smartphrase to collect patient info and copy into email to send to referral partner*
Put “UChicago referral #encrypt” in subject line.
UCHP Aetna Medicare Medicaid (e.g., Aetna Better Health, CountyCare) Private Sliding Scale
UCM Ingalls Tinley Park- Marcia Walmer, DNP, LCSW – Ages 18+
– Full spectrum of psychiatric needs
– Specializes in older adults
Tinley Park Y Medicare Adv BCBS Community MMAI, Medicaid, CountyCare, Aetna Better Health Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Humana, United   Send an Epic inbasket message to CN Tinley Pk Psych Triage Pool (222239)
Meridian  – Ages 3+; Spanish availble
– mild AUD, anxiety, ADHD, depression, eating disorder, psychosis, PTSD, mild SUD
– Many therapeutic modalities, EMDR
– Specializes also in treating physicians and medical students
Evanston, Lake Forest, Oak Park, Oakbrook Terrace, Streeterville Y     Aetna, PPO/POS, BCBS PPO, Blue Choice PPO   intake@meridianproviders.com
Rula – Ages 5+
– IL patients
– ADHD, depression, trauma/PTSD, SUD, OCD, bipolar, eating disorders, and more
Telehealth only Y     Aetna, Cigna, United/Optum, BCBS   ucmreferrals@rula.com
Geode Health – Ages 3+; Polish, Spanish, and Urdu available
– AUD, anxiety, ADHD, depression, eating disorder, PTSD, SUD, OCD, psychosis
– Offers TMS, esketamine
Hyde Park, Lakeview, West Loop, West Town; North, West, Southwest Suburbs Y Part B   Aetna, BCBS PPO, CIgna, Magelian, Optum, United  

referrals@geodehealth.com

Patient self-scheduling link

Clearwater Counseling Chicago – Ages 18+; Spanish avl
– Anxiety, depression, PTSD
– Specializes also in trauma and LGBTQIA+
Gold Coast     BC Community Health, Molina Aetna, BCBS, Beacon, Cigna, Humana, United/Optum, Magellan, Tricare Y

matthew@clearwatercounselingchicago.com

Patient self-scheduling link

Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) – Ages 5+; Mandarin, Cantonese avl
– Anxiety, ADHD, depression, SUD, OCD, grief/loss
– Specializes also in acculturation, racial/ethnic minorities, and trauma
Chinatown     Medicaid, BC Community Health, CountyCare, IlliniCare, Meridian, Molina Ambetter, BCBS PPO, Cigna, United Y melissawee@maha-us.org
Brightland Health – Age 18-60
– Anxiety, ADHD, depression, bipolar
– No services: autism, MCI personality d/o
Lincoln Park       BCBS, Blue Choice   admin@brightlandhealth.com
The Psychology Center, Inc – Ages 5+; Spanish, French, Arabic avl
– All conditions except eating d/o, psychosis, developmental disability
– Specializes also in racial/ethnic minorities
– Many modalities incl ACT, CBT, DBT
Beverly   Part B;
Most MAP (not BCBS MAP)
Aetna Better Health, CountyCare, Medicare/ Medicaid All
(except UCHP)
  PsyCenter4@aol.com
Patients will receive an email with instructions. For patients with low health literacy, consider a different referral partner.

 

Patient self-scheduling link

 

 

Community Intensive Outpatient Program / Partial Hospitalization Program Referrals

IOP/PHP Program Referral Details In-Person Payment Accepted Contact Information
Use .BHIPREFERRAL smarrtphrase to collect patient info and copy into email to send to referral partner*
Put “UChicago referral #encrypt” in subject line.
UCHP Aetna Medicare Medicaid (Aetna Better Health, CountyCare, Medicare/ Medicaid) Private Sliding Scale
UCM Ingalls – Age 12+ Calumet City, Harvey, Tinley Park, Flossmoor Y Part B Aetna Better Health, CountyCare, Medicare/Medicaid All

jbosley@ingalls.org AND outpatientbehvioralhealth@ingalls.org

Urgent intake: 708-915-8600

Compass Health Center – Ages 5-10: PHP, after-school IOP (Chicago)
– Age 8-13 and 13-18: PHP (school refusal), part of or after-school IOP (in-person, virtual)
– Age 18-23 and 23-64: mental health, substance abuse, trauma, chronic pain PHP/IOP (in-person, virtual)
– No services: developmental delay, eating d/o
North Center, Westmont, Northbrook Y Aetna, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, IL Blue Adv HMO, ComPsych, Optum/UBH Dmcbride@compasshealthcenter.net
Pillars of Wellness  – Ages 18+ with SUD, virtually Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays from 5-8 pm for 8 weeks
– Group sessions with individualized care and treatment planning
– Rolling admission
– Uses CBT, DBT, motivational enhancement, mindfulness, and the 12 steps 
Telehealth only Y Aetna, Ambetter, Anthem BCBS, Anthem Medicaid, BCBS, Cigna, United/Optium Anthem HIP, CareSource, MDwise, MHS Y

pillarsmed@pillarstherapy.com

219-323-3311

 

*.BHIPREFERRAL smartphrase includes name, DOB, phone, email, insurance ID, full address, appointment availability, referral reason, preference for virtual/in-person care, and preference for therapist gender/race/ ethnicity/language