Our Story

We strive to set the standard of excellence for PHP and IOP levels of care by providing comprehensive, compassionate, evidence-based mental health treatment to our patients and their families.

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Compass Through The Years


Compass Health Center is cutting edge in our approach to intensive level mental health treatment. Our goal is to help patients overcome debilitating psychiatric symptoms through scientifically proven treatment modalities.

Our on-site, multi-disciplinary staff includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, family therapists, nurses and educational specialists in both our Chicago and North Shore facilities. From our outstanding clinical staff to the physical space, the whole person is appreciated in creating and providing successful psychiatric treatment.

Why was Compass Health Center established?

We recognized our community’s need for intensive non-hospital based psychiatric care. Compass was founded to meet this critical need and provide cutting edge, science-based psychiatric treatment. Our passionate, experienced, and insightful staff embodies our founding vision of providing the best possible psychiatric care for our patients.

Our team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, family therapists, clinicians, psychiatric nurse practictioners, nurses, education specialists, and office staff are completely devoted to our mission.


DAVID A. SCHREIBER, MDExecutive Director and Founder
David Schreiber, MD is Founder and Executive Director of Compass Health Center. Dr. Schreiber is a Child, Adolescent and Adult psychiatrist who attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his Adult Psychiatry residency at Yale University College of Medicine and his Child/Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Schreiber has received numerous distinctions including Yale Psychiatry Department Resident Teacher of the Year Award, Chief Fellow at New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York Presbyterian Hospital Physician of the Year and CRC Compassion Award. Dr. Schreiber is an advisor to numerous community mental health organizations. In a dual role as clinician and liaison to the community, Dr. Schreiber aspires to help build a stronger community mental health care system.

CLAUDIA P. WELKE, MDChief Medical Officer and Founder
Claudia P. Welke, MD is a native to the North Shore area. She completed her medical training at the University of Illinois, Chicago and then went on to complete her psychiatric residency in Adult Psychiatry, and a fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine where she earned various honors and distinctions.

Upon her return to the North Shore, Dr. Welke became an attending physician at Highland Park Hospital, where she saw patients across their lifespan in various program settings including inpatient hospitalization and outpatient care. During this time, she acted as the Director of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry training for the University of Chicago fellows who were rotating through the Hospital. Dr. Welke is double boarded in both Adult and Child and Adolescent psychiatry.