PCC WIWC WSMC 2PCC’s Chemical Dependency Clinic provides compassionate treatment for adults, including pregnant patients, with substance abuse and opioid use disorders. This includes any type of substance use, including heroin, prescription pain medication, alcohol, cigarettes, and other substances.

PCC identifies substance use disorders as a chronic disease that must be managed over a patient’s lifetime. We utilize a harm-reduction approach to treatment, with the goal to meet the patient where they are in their recovery process and set goals as part of a collaborative team that includes the patient as the primary member of that team.

This program was created in response to the growing epidemic of opiate use on the West Side of Chicago. PCC uses a team-based approach to treatment, including medical, behavioral health, and care management support for the opiate dependent patient.

We currently offer induction treatment for opioid use disorders at the Chemical Dependency Clinic. Maintenance treatment can be received at PCC locations where staff are qualified to prescribe these medications. Patients and non-patients can come to the Chemical Dependency Clinic for immediate treatment.


Walk-ins Welcome


Chemical Dependency Clinic

Located inside PCC Walk-In Wellness Center at West Suburban Medical Center
3 Erie Court, Suite 1300
Oak Park, IL 60302
Phone: 708-406-3929


Monday: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


Services provided:

  • Psychosocial evaluations for adults with substance abuse and opioid use disorders
  • Access to the Medication Assisted Treatment Program
  • Same day access for Suboxone or Vivitrol treatments administered by certified physicians
  • Group and individual substance abuse counseling with a Behavioral Health Consultant
  • Connection with a physician for ongoing care

PCC accepts many major health plans as well as Medicaid and Medicare. PCC also offers a sliding fee discount program for patients who do not have insurance. PCC provides health care to everyone, and no one is denied services because of inability to pay.


Frequently Asked Questions


What is a substance disorder?

Substance use disorders occur when the recurrent use of alcohol and/or drugs causes clinically and functionally significant impairment, such as health problems, disability, and failure to meet major responsibilities at work, school, or home.


How do I know if I need treatment?

The main reason someone would need treatment is if their use of alcohol or other drugs is affecting their daily functioning. This might include decreased work performance, interference with the ability to take care of their family, or worsening health issues.


What is Suboxone?

Suboxone is a prescription medication used for the treatment of opioid dependence. Suboxone is a sublingual film comprised of buprenorphine and naloxone. Suboxone is the preferred method of administration for buprenorphine because naloxone decreases the abuse potential of buprenorphine. Buprenorphine is used for the treatment of pregnant patients.


Who can prescribe Suboxone?

Suboxone must be prescribed by a physician with a Drug Addiction Treatment Act (DATA) Waiver.


What is Vivitrol?

Vivitrol, a one month naltrexone intramuscular injection, is a prescription medication used for the treatment of alcohol and opioid dependence. Daily oral naltrexone has been used widely for the treatment of alcohol dependence, but poses challenges to patients managing multiple psychosocial stressors. Vivitrol allows for increased compliance and better health outcomes because the responsibility of daily dosing is removed.


Who can prescribe Vivitrol?

Vivitrol can be administered by a physician, nurse, or medical assistant after completing a training with a Vivitrol representative.


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