Pioneer offers walk-in admissions at Advocate center in Crystal Lake

Published: Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 10:35 a.m. CST

CRYSTAL LAKE – Pioneer Center for Human Services has partnered with Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital to offer immediate access to services offered by Pioneer. 

Pioneer Center will offer an admissions center one evening a week within Advocate’s Outpatient Center, 525 Congress Parkway in Crystal Lake. Staff will be on hand from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

There, individuals will receive preliminary evaluations, complete enrollment paperwork, and determine benefit eligibility to offer quicker access to services. 

“It’s beneficial for patients to have a ‘one-stop shop’ regarding treatment options,” said Sandy Montalvo, director of admissions for Pioneer Center, said in a news release.  "It can often be overwhelming and difficult to navigate the health-care system. By having Pioneer Center staff present in the same building, patients can address their emotional and behavioral health needs the same day they are seeing to their medical needs."

For information, call 815-759-7204 or visit

– Northwest Herald

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