Psychiatrists in Chicago, IL

Find a psychiatrist near you in Chicago for your mental health needs.

Healthcare at a Glance in Chicago, IL

The Chicagoland area is supported by over 8 major healthcare systems and medical centers. Within the city, residents have access to Northwestern Memorial Hospital (#1 in Chicago), University of Chicago Medical Center, and Rush University Medical Center, all nationally ranked by U.S. News. Northwestern’s downtown campus includes a pediatric acute teaching hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital and Prentice Women’s Hospital. Chicago suburb residents can access medical centers like Loyola University Medical Center, Advocate Christ Medical Center and Central Dupage Hospital. For primary and specialty care clinics there is Advocate Medical Group, with over 1,600 board-certified physicians and Northwestern Medical Group with over 1,200 board-certified physicians. Veterans have access to Jesse Brown VA Medical located in the Near West Side. There is no shortage of medical schools in the area with 5 medical schools including Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Psychiatrist FAQs

What is a psychiatrist?

Psychiatrists are medical doctors who are specialized in diagnosing, treating, and preventing mental health conditions. They are different from other mental health professionals as they can prescribe medication to help manage mental health conditions. Psychiatrists offer services like evaluations (using physical exams and lab tests), diagnosis of mental health conditions, and therapy. Conditions psychiatrists help manage include anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and more. You can find a psychiatrist by asking for recommendations from your primary care provider, searching for community mental health clinics, or finding online services that offer telepsychiatry. If you don’t have insurance, you can find affordable mental healthcare by contacting a local National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) representative.

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