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About Compass

Compass strives to set the standard of excellence for Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Programs by providing comprehensive, compassionate, evidence-based behavioral health treatment to our patients and their families.

What Sets Us Apart
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The Compass Story

Compass was founded and led by experienced child and adolescent, and adult psychiatrists Dr. David Schreiber, MD and Dr. Claudia Welke, MD when they recognized the need for patient-centered, intensive, non-hospital based psychiatric care in the Chicago area.

While working together in a hospital that provided PHP/IOP and inpatient hospitalization, Dr. Schreiber and Dr. Welke realized that there were not enough psychiatrists or hospital beds to treat the children they saw in behavioral health crises. As a result, children were being placed on long wait lists, which often only made them sicker, resulting in ER visits that would lead to admission for inpatient care. Dr. Schreiber and Dr. Welke realized that with the proper resources in place, many of these ER and inpatient hospitalizations could have been avoided and replaced with a level of care that was timelier, more appropriate, and less costly and disruptive.

In 2011, Compass Health Center’s first location in Northbrook, IL opened its doors, serving adolescent and young adult patients. Since then, Compass has served more patients each year, expanding to new regions, opening new specialty care offerings, and steadily expanding the variety of patients treated.

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Comprehensive, Compassionate, Evidence-Based Care

Compass Health Center provides Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) level care care with a deep commitment to clinical quality and patient/family satisfaction. Compass's goal is to help patients overcome debilitating psychiatric symptoms so they can continue living their best lives.

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Compass's Treatment Team

Compass's multidisciplinary treatment team consists of over 350 doctors and masters-level clinicians. Specialized staff include board-certified child, adolescent, adult, and addiction psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers, family therapists, trauma therapists, OCD therapists, and more.

The Compass Difference

450+
Dedicated Clinicians
50+
Full-time Psychiatrists/NPs
500+
School and Community Partnerships
99%
of Patients Would Refer Family or Friends
91%
of Patients Step Down to a Lower Level of Care
100%
Virtual PHP/IOP Programs Available

Meet the Founders

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DAVID A. SCHREIBER, MD

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Compass Health Center & Compass Virtual

David Schreiber, MD, is a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist and the CEO and co-founder of Compass Health Center (CHC) and Compass Virtual. CHC is the largest provider of intensive non-hospital based psychiatric care in Illinois, with brick-and-mortar locations in Chicago, Northbrook, Oakbrook, and virtual statewide. Founded in 2011 with 11 employees, CHC has grown to 600 staff, including 450 clinicians, 50 of whom are psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners treating hundreds of crisis patients per day.

Together with CHC Co-founder Claudia Welke, MD, Dr. Schreiber has led an innovative, transformative model of in-person and virtual partial hospitalization (PHP) and intensive outpatient (IOP) services, with 48 specialized programs for children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. CHC’s mission is to create safe and caring environments that improve access to treatment, keep people at home and out of a higher level of care (e.g., emergency department and inpatient or residential facilities), and achieve better outcomes.

Dr. Schreiber attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and completed his adult psychiatry residency at Yale University College of Medicine and his child/adolescent psychiatry fellowship at New YorkPresbyterian Hospital. He has received numerous distinctions throughout his career.

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CLAUDIA P. WELKE, MD

Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder, Compass Health Center & Compass Virtual

Claudia Welke, MD is a Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist and the Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Compass Health Center (CHC) and Compass Virtual. CHC is the largest provider of intensive non-hospital based psychiatric care in Illinois, with in-person locations in Chicago, Northbrook, and Oakbrook and in virtual settings statewide. Founded in 2011 with 11 employees, CHC has grown to 600 staff, including 450 clinicians, 50 of whom are psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners who treat 700 crisis patients per day.

Together with CHC Co-founder David Schreiber, MD, Dr. Welke has built an innovative, transformative model of in-person and virtual partial hospitalization (PHP) and intensive outpatient (IOP) services, with 48 specialized programs for children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. CHC’s mission is to create safe and caring environments that improve access to treatment, keep people at home and out of higher level of care (e.g., emergency department and inpatient or residential facilities), and attain better outcomes.

Dr. Welke attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and completed her psychiatric residency in Adult Psychiatry and a fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine. She was the Director of the University of Chicago Fellows for Northshore Health Systems. Dr. Welke has appeared as a mental health medical expert on WGN 9, Fox News, and in many print and online media sources.

The Compass Difference

Compass appreciates that each person served has a unique background, diverse needs, and different treatment goals. The Compass team believes truly individualized care leads to better clinical outcomes.
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Putting you at the center of your care

Compass appreciates that each person served has a unique background, diverse needs, and different treatment goals. The Compass team believes truly individualized care leads to better clinical outcomes.
Compass's care model is designed to serve ages 5 through all stages of adulthood and specialized to treat a wide range of conditions including, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Substance Use, OCD, Chronic Pain, and more.
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Age-specific, specialized PHP/IOP treatment

Compass's care model is designed to serve ages 5 through all stages of adulthood and specialized to treat a wide range of conditions including, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Substance Use, OCD, Chronic Pain, and more.
Compass's specialized staff includes board-certified child, adolescent, adult and addiction psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, counselors, nurses, and more. Compass's clinicians are solely focused on their specialized role allowing them to become true experts delivering the most specialized care. - Compass Health Center

Experienced, compassionate treatment team

Compass's specialized staff includes board-certified child, adolescent, adult and addiction psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, counselors, nurses, and more. Compass's clinicians are solely focused on their specialized role allowing them to become true experts delivering the most specialized care.
Compass Virtual is a 100% virtual PHP/IOP option, allowing patients to overcome a range of barriers to care while ensuring the highest standards for clinical quality are achieved. Across both virtual and in-person programs, Compass's hours are designed to work for your schedule including after school and evening programs. - Compass Health Center

Flexible options that work for you

Compass Virtual is a 100% virtual PHP/IOP option, allowing patients to overcome a range of barriers to care while ensuring the highest standards for clinical quality are achieved. Across both virtual and in-person programs, Compass's hours are designed to work for your schedule including after school and evening programs.
Every year Compass works with more than 200 academic institutions (elementary schools through college), more than 1,000 outpatient therapists, psychiatrists, and primary care doctors, and most major hospitals in the regions we serve. The Compass team works and supports many local non-profit mental health organizations to extend its community reach and help serve more people every day.
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Deeply ingrained in the community

Every year Compass works with more than 200 academic institutions (elementary schools through college), more than 1,000 outpatient therapists, psychiatrists, and primary care doctors, and most major hospitals in the regions we serve. The Compass team works and supports many local non-profit mental health organizations to extend its community reach and help serve more people every day.
Navigating the mental health landscape can be complex, which is why Compass's dedicated administrative team strives to provide exceptional support. Compass works closely with individuals and families to check insurance benefits, navigate leave of absence or FMLA, and fill prescriptions, as well as ensure financial, transportation, or other concerns do not delay treatment. - Compass Health Center

Support every step of the way

Navigating the mental health landscape can be complex, which is why Compass's dedicated administrative team strives to provide exceptional support. Compass works closely with individuals and families to check insurance benefits, navigate leave of absence or FMLA, and fill prescriptions, as well as ensure financial, transportation, or other concerns do not delay treatment.

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