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    Expanded Compass Health Center Trauma Team Looks to Fill Gap With Enhanced Trauma Programming in Chicago Logo -  Compass Health Center

    Expanded Compass Health Center Trauma Team Looks to Fill Gap With Enhanced Trauma Programming in Chicago

    March 10, 2022

    Compass Health Center’s Behavioral Health Trauma Program in Chicago has undergone tremendous growth and expansion in the past 18 months, resulting in an expanded team of passionate and dedicated clinicians with diverse clinical backgrounds ready to serve the community.


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    Honesty, reassurance: How to talk to kids about Ukraine

    February 25, 2022

    We’ve heard from a tremendous number of parents already who have thanked us for covering the story so forthrightly, and they are telling us that they appreciate our calm and factual approach because their children are frightened and they weren’t sure what to say,” Barbalich said.

    For kids, said Dr. Nick Hatzis of the outpatient mental health care facility Compass Health Center in Chicago, the most important step for parents is to “create a space that allows for listening.” Conversation on Ukraine may be exactly what some kids want and exactly what others might not, he said.

    “There’s going to be a lot of back and forth,” said Hatzis, medical director for child and adolescent programs. “We want to make sure that we are actively promoting our routines, our schedules, participating in the meaningful activities in our lives and in our kids’ lives.”


    New Compass Health Center Location Brings Intensive Behavioral Healthcare to Chicago’s Western Suburbs - Compass Health Center
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    New Compass Health Center Location Brings Intensive Behavioral Healthcare to Chicago’s Western Suburbs

    August 2, 2021

    Oak Brook, IL, July 31, 2021 –(PR.com)– Compass Health Center will be opening a new 50,000 square foot Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) behavioral health treatment facility, located in the Oak Brook/Westmont/Hinsdale region of Chicago’s western suburbs on August 2, 2021. Compass is the largest provider of PHP/IOP services in Illinois and has locations in Northbrook and Chicago and a Virtual option for Illinois-based patients.


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    Compass Health Center- Oak Brook Now Open

    July 29, 2021

    Westmont, IL July 29, 2021: Compass Health Center will be opening a new 50,000 square foot Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) behavioral health treatment facility, located in the Oak Brook/Westmont/Hinsdale region of Chicago’s western suburbs on August 2, 2021. Compass is the largest provider of PHP/IOP services in Illinois and has locations in Northbrook and Chicago and a Virtual option for Illinois-based patients.


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    The toll of lockdown: Doctors see dramatic increase in overdose deaths

    July 14, 2021

    Amid the pandemic, some turned to drugs and alcohol in isolation during lockdown. Others who were already battling addiction fell back into substance use as they were overwhelmed with depression and anxiety. “We are obviously seeing a crisis in terms of overdose deaths, but that is just one piece of this. We are also seeing mental health crisis,” said Dr. Deepali Gershan, addiction psychiatrist with Compass Health.


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    WGN News Story on Panic Disorder

    August 4, 2020

    Compass Health Center Associate Director of Child Programs, Ashley Senderak, appeared on WGN News last night to discuss panic disorder. Click the link below to view the segment.


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    WGN News Story on Substance Use During COVID-19

    May 20, 2020

    Compass Health Center Addiction Psychiatrist Deepali Gershan was interviewed by WGN TV for a story on substance use during COVID-19.


    Compass Health Center Interviewed By Patch on Virtual Mental Health Services - Compass Health Center
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    Compass Health Center Interviewed By Patch on Virtual Mental Health Services

    April 20, 2020

    Compass Health Center Senior Director of Child and Adolescent Programming, Beth Hope, and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Claudia Welke, interview with Patch and provide insight on offering virtual therapy and treatment options during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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    Compass Health Center Interviewed By WGN News On Relationships and COVID-19

    April 8, 2020

    Compass Health Center Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist, Lisa Gordon, Ph.D. interviews with WGN News and provides helpful tips on managing relationships with significant others during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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    Compass Health Center Interviewed By FOX News On Virtual Therapy and COVID-19

    April 4, 2020

    Compass Health Center’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Claudia Welke interviews with Fox News Chicago to discuss the importance of Compass as the only Illinois PHP/IOP Center to offer Virtual Therapy options to patients and frontline workers during the COVID-19 crisis.


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    Compass Health Center Interviewed By WGN News On Mental Health and COVID-19

    March 30, 2020

    Compass Health Center’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Claudia Welke, discusses how Compass Virtual Programs are helping to keep patients and staff safe, while also keeping mental health crises out of emergency rooms.