Behavioral Health & Substance Use Disorder Services

What is Behavioral Health?

Behavioral healthcare refers to services that address a variety of challenges related to mental health, substance use, and health or life stressors. At UI Health Mile Square Health Center, our Behavioral Health providers support anyone at risk of or currently experiencing a mental health or substance use disorder.

We work together with anyone interested in making healthy lifestyle changes, such as improving sleep quality, adjusting to a new diagnosis, managing diabetes, improving diet/exercise habits, and much more. We also treat general mental health and clinical health conditions, such as anxiety, stress, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, relationship challenges (partner and family), grief, and insomnia.

The Mile Square Behavioral Health and Primary Care team also supports patients who are interested in quitting or reducing substance use. Some common substance use disorders that we treat include opioid use disorder, tobacco use disorder, alcohol use disorder, and benzodiazepine use disorder. We provide medication-assisted recovery as part of the treatment plan and provide trauma-informed behavioral health counseling and recovery support.

MSHC works with community partners to provide substance use counseling and higher levels of care. Our goal is to support patients at any stage of change or recovery to improve access to treatment, reduce harm, and help patients live their best lives.

Behavioral health and substance use concerns can impact anyone at any age, regardless of gender, race, class, or ability.


Request an appointment with a primary care provider to get a referral for Behavioral Health Services.

Coordinated Care

Our team of experts at Mile Square Health Center recognizes how difficult it can seem to get the care needed, from understanding insurance coverage to finding the right provider. We strive to make it easier to access behavioral healthcare that addresses your individual situation.

Primary care providers are often the first point of access for preventing, diagnosing, and treating behavioral health concerns. At Mile Square, primary care providers remain involved in your care every step of the way. Starting at your first appointment and through long-term management, your primary care provider works closely with other behavioral health specialists to support your needs.

Our Mission at Mile Square

Our mission is to provide access to all-inclusive physical health, behavioral health, and substance use disorder services. We work with you through co-location and integrated healthcare utilizing a patient-centered team-based approach.


Our behavioral health services include the following:

  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Child Psychiatry
  • Short-term and long-term therapy sessions, including solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Brief counseling and interventions provided by Behavioral Health Consultants
  • Diagnostic and medication management of substance use disorders
  • Medication Assisted Recovery (MAR) for substance use disorders, including buprenorphine/naloxone, naltrexone, and methadone through our onsite Family Guidance Counseling Center
  • Recovery support services
  • Brief interventions for substance use and referrals to treatment options involving higher levels of care
  • Health education groups
  • Referrals to community resources

We also offer walk-in and telehealth behavioral health care at all of our locations as available, allowing you to get the care and support you need, when you need it.

Our Team

At Mile Square, our team consists of experts in various fields working together to provide personalized care plans that meet your specific needs.

Our behavioral health team includes:

  • Behavioral Health Coordinators
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors
  • Behavioral Health Consultants, including Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs) and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPCs)
  • Medication-Assisted Recovery Coordinators
  • Certified Addiction Registered Nurse
  • Recovery Support Specialist
  • Pharmacists
  • Primary Care Providers
  • Consult Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants


Behavioral health & substance use disorder services are available at all Mile Square Health Center locations throughout metropolitan Chicago and Rockford, IL.

Request an Appointment

To request an appointment with one of our primary care providers, who can provide a referral for Behavioral Health Services, call 312.996.2000. For the Mile Square L.P. Johnson Rockford location, please call 815.972.1000. For direct access to speak with a Behavioral Health and Addiction Coordinator, please call 312.355.7553 or 312.355.5771.