Ecker Center for Mental Health

About Ecker Center for Mental Health

Age Groups Served: Children, Teens and Adults

Founded in 1955, the Ecker Center for Mental Health provides an array of outpatient mental health services. Crisis, psychiatry and counseling services are available to adults, children & adolescents. Other adult services range from early intervention to recovery and include crisis, psychiatric, case management, rehabilitation, intensive outpatient, residential and psychotherapy assistance. We have offices in Elgin, St. Charles and Streamwood.


Therapy services (individual, group and family) designed for children, adolescents and adults are provided for those experiencing depression, anxiety, phobias, suicidal thoughts and other psychiatric problems. Clients of all ages can benefit from meeting with a therapist who understands their developmental, cognitive and emotional needs, and provide help in a supportive nurturing environment. Ecker Center therapists are equipped to help individuals, couples and families through difficult times and assist them in working towards a brighter future.

Groups provided by the therapy department include:

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Moral Reconation Therapy
  • Trauma Therapy


  • Anxiety & panic attacks
  • Bipolar issues
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress and related issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Suicidal thoughts

Insurance and Payment Information for this Provider:

We accept Medicaid & Medicare with co pays and some PPO private insurance. Payments can be made with cash, check, Visa and MasterCard.

Insurance we accept:

  • Aetna Better Health Medicare-Medicaid Plan
  • Ambetter HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Community Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare-Medicaid Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Country Care Health Plan
  • Harmony Health Plan
  • Harmony WellCare Medicare Advantage Plan
  • Humana Health Plan (Gold Plus Integrated)
  • Medicare-Medicaid Plan
  • IlliniCare Health Medicaid Plans
  • IlliniCare Health Medicare-Medicaid Plan
  • Meridian Health Plan Commercial HMO
  • Meridian Health Plan Medicaid Managed Care
  • Meridian Health Plan Medicare Advantage
  • Meridian Health Plan Medicare-Medicaid Plan
  • NextLevel Health Marketplace
  • NextLevel Health Medicaid Plans
  • NextLevel Health Medicare Advantage
  • NextLevel Health Medicare-Medicaid Plan
  • Preferred Mental Health Manage

Clients without insurance who live in northern Kane County and/or Hanover and Barrington Townships pay according to our subsidized fee scales which are based upon family income and size.

Do you offer Services for Latinos (Spanish Speakers)?

Services available in English, Spanish and several other languages.

1845 Grandstand Place
Elgin, IL 60123-4983
847-695-0484 x.1898

Advocate Sherman Hospital Emergency Department
1425 N. Randall Road
Elgin, IL 60123


1845 Grandstand Place
Elgin, IL 60123-4983

409 Illinois Avenue, Unit 1A
St. Charles, IL 60174

1535 Burgundy Parkway
Streamwood, IL 60107



Mon thru Fri:
9:00am – 5:00pm

Evening, Weekend, Holidays and Emergencies:
Contact the Psychiatric Emergency Program (PEP) at (847) 888-2211