Crisis System Expansion
Crisis Recovery Center - Opening in 2025
The Crisis Recovery Center (CRC) is the critical next step in DuPage County Health Department’s decades-long journey to build the infrastructure needed to support a best-in-class behavioral health system and ensures all DuPage County residents will have “someone to call, someone to respond, and somewhere to go” when experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis.
The CRC will help residents de-escalate, stabilize, and connect to community resources catered to their individual mental health and substance use treatment needs. The building design and operations will ensure individuals and their families feel welcome, respected, and secure throughout every step of their care. The CRC serves as an alternative to hospital emergency departments and simplifies access to crisis care for all individuals, families, and first responders.
Family members, first responders, and law enforcement officials will be able to bring individuals experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis to an easily accessible location on the Health Department's Wheaton campus where they can be assessed and cared for by trained medical and mental health professionals and connected with community resources for continued support.
The design and operations are an ongoing collaborative process between the Health Department, municipalities, health systems, community mental health and substance use partners, law enforcement, fire/EMS, and the judicial system.
DCHD has partnered with Wight & Company to provide architectural and construction management services.
Individualized Care & Treatment
Crisis services and stabilizing treatment will be individualized to meet each patient's unique needs.
Residents experiencing a mental health and/or substance use disorder crisis will be seen and treated by DCHD's highly trained professional staff, including:
"The Crisis Recovery Center will create a new pathway for crisis services and ensure individuals experiencing a mental health and/or substance use crisis receive immediate help and the proper level of support in one location."
The Crisis Recovery Center will be located at 115 County Farm Road in Wheaton on the DuPage County Health Department campus. This location is centrally located within the county and in close proximity to discharge locations (correctional center, crisis residential services, acute hospital needs).
This expansion will allow us to create a crisis services “hub” for:
And allow for the service expansion of:
Learn More About the Crisis System of Care
DCHD offers a wide range of behavioral health crisis services to meet an individual's needs in a time of crisis: