While the focus is often on the physical affects of illness and injury, a trauma, diagnosis or health crisis can also impact you and your family emotionally and spiritually. Living well is about being healthy in your mind, body and soul. Seeking emotional and spiritual help as well as physical is an important part of a complete recovery or coping strategy for patients and their families.
At Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, compassionate caregivers offer patients and their families healing through counseling, education, pastoral care, and support groups.
Social Workers—Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital's social services provide emotional and psychological support to patients and families adjusting to crisis, illness and hospitalization. From living wills to finding community resources to connecting you with the right support group, your social worker will help you every step of the way.
For more information or to arrange a meeting with a social worker, call 847-535-6445, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Support Groups—Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital facilitates support groups for people looking for group support on a wide range of issues.
Pastoral Care—Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital's Pastoral Care Services are integral to the religious and spiritual concerns of patients, their families, and staff. Our chaplains provide AN ecumenical ministry of caring for persons in times of crisis and need of healing. They provide bed-side pastoral care to patients and families, assists with patient education in the areas of religion and spirituality, arranges patient, resident or staff memorial services and provide emotional and psychological support to patients
We offer a variety of appointment times to best fit our patients' busy schedules. Please call to determine the best appointment time for you.