Chemical Dependency Clinic


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PCC’s Chemical Dependency Clinic provides treatment for adults 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. PCC utilizes a harm-reduction approach to treatment, with the goal to meet the patient where they are at 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. West Suburban Walk In PCC

We currently offer induction treatment for opioid used disorders at the Chemical Dependency Clinic. Maintenance treatment can be received at PCC locations where staff are qualified to prescribe these medications.

The Chemical Dependency Clinic is located inside West Suburban Medical Center. It is temporarily in the professional office building at 1 Erie Court, Suite 7040, Oak Park, IL 60302. Patients and non-patients can come to Chemical Dependency Clinic for immediate treatment. Immediate access to treatment is the key here, as nearly 75-80% of people who discontinue treatment do so because of wait time.

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

For more information, please contact 708-406-3929, Ext. 5033



1:00 p.m.—4:30 p.m.

Walk-ins welcome

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 QuestionsKathleen McDonough PCC Austin Suboxone

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.

Who are the providers?

The physicians who provide treatment at the clinic are:

  • Kathleen McDonough, MD, Clinic Coordinator

  • Steve Smrha, MD

  • Yvette Gross, MD

  • John Franco, MD

  • Sherif Milik, MD

  • Sara Miranda, APN


They work closely with Haley Swanson, LCSW, CADC, Behavioral Health Consultant.


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.


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 medicated used for the treatment of alcohol and opioid dependence. The use of daily oral naltrexone has widely been used 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.