Eating Recovery Center Chicago Oak Brook

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Eating Recovery Center Chicago Oak Brook

ERC Oak Brook is a safe and calm location in a family-friendly neighborhood offering Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient treatment for adults, adolescents, and children suffering from eating disorders, and adults specifically with Binge Eating Disorder.

Overseen by a renowned team of highly experienced experts, this center additionally offers comprehensive specialty programming for substance abuse called Addiction Recovery Comprehensive Help (ARCH), which is overseen by addiction specialists and any patient can attend anywhere from 3-12 hours a week in coordination with their primary treatment.

Informed, inclusive, and with the expertise to treat all conditions, no matter how complex, we offer a compassionate environment to light the path for patients towards interrupting maladaptive thoughts and behaviors to live a better and more fruitful life.

Location Details

Who we treat
Adult
Child and Adolescent
Level of Care
Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization
Virtual Treatment
Conditions We Treat
Anorexia Nervosa
ARFID
Bulimia Nervosa
Co-Occurring Substance Use and Eating Disorder
Diabulimia
Eating Disorders
OSFED

Life at Eating Recovery Center Oak Brook

Accredited by the Joint Commission, Eating Recovery Center operates numerous treatment centers in the Chicago area including downtown Chicago, Northbrook, Evanston, Oak Park and Oak Brook.

They are also a teaching affiliate of Northwestern University Medical School and Rush University Medical School. Additionally, ERC Illinois and the University of Chicago’s Eating Disorder Program, led by Daniel LeGrange, have teamed up to study new options for adolescent patients with anorexia nervosa who do not respond to current treatment protocols.
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    Travel

    For our out-of-town patients and families, we offer free Travel Concierge Services. Our Eating Recovery Center Concierge Services Representative is available to assist you with a wide variety of needs before and during treatment, including travel arrangements, booking accommodations and help locating local services, such as shopping, dining and much more.

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    Treatment for Children and Adolescents

    For all adolescent and children programs, we employ teachers on staff and in the facility that will help with tutoring and coordinating with children and adolescent schools so that treatment does not hinder their ability to move forward in education.

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    Family Support

    Eating Recovery Center knows that lasting recovery isn’t just an individual journey. We offer resources and events for the patient’s friends, family, and caregivers, so they can offer effective support during and after treatment.

Paying for Treatment

Insurances accepted change frequently. If you do not see your insurance carrier here, please ask us. The Eating Recovery Center’s insurance and financial specialists will provide a free benefits check. Our team will work tirelessly on your behalf to make treatment possible.

Located in the Chicago area, Eating Recovery Center Oak Brook specializes in Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient treatment for children, adolescents and adults struggling with an eating disorder or related conditions.

We comply with ADA standards for service animals.  Please speak with our assessment team for further details. 

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

Humana LifeSynch

United Behavioral Health

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

Land of Lincoln

University of Chicago student insurance

Cigna

MultiPlan National

University of Illinois student health insurance

Compsych

Northwestern University student insurance

Value Options

Levels of Care

  • Partial Hospitalization

    Daytime, onsite care with evenings offsite or at patient’s home.

  • Intensive Outpatient

    Days spent at center and nights at patient’s home.

  • Virtual Care

    Effective treatment in the comfort of your home.

Explore Our Chicago Locations

ERC has multiple locations in Chicago, Illinois to meet your eating disorders treatment needs.

    Meet Our Team

    • Kim Effertz, MSW
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      Kim Effertz, MSW

      Regional Vice President
      Kim Effertz joined Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center in September 2021 as an Operating Vice President ...
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    • Lara Kenik MS, RN
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      Lara Kenik MS, RN

      Regional Nursing Director
      Lara Kenik joined Eating Recovery Center/Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center (ERCPL) in August 2016 as a full-time overnight nurse ...
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    • Heather M. Jones PhD, LP
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      Heather M. Jones PhD, LP

      Executive Director
      Heather M. Jones, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in Wisconsin who specialized in the consistent delivery of quality clinical ...
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    • Delia Aldridge, MD, CEDS-S
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      Delia Aldridge, MD, FAPA, CEDS-S

      Medical Director, Psychiatrist
      Dr. Delia Aldridge is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with 20 years of experience in treating adults and adolescents with eating ...
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    • Kelsey Estry, MS, RD, LDN
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      Kelsey Estry, MS, RD, LDN

      Regional Dietary Director
      Kelsey Estry, MS, RD, LDN, is a graduate of Michigan State University. She completed her Dietetic Internship at Loyola ...
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    Eating Recovery Center is accredited through the Joint Commission. This organization seeks to enhance the lives of the persons served in healthcare settings through a consultative accreditation process emphasizing quality, value and optimal outcomes of services.

    Organizations that earn the Gold Seal of Approval™ have met or exceeded The Joint Commission’s rigorous performance standards to obtain this distinctive and internationally recognized accreditation. Learn more about this accreditation here.

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