Diamond Headache Clinic is committed to getting you better and keeping you well. Gain control over your headache condition and manage your symptoms — and improve the quality of your life.

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A Migraine and Headache Center

with an Open Mind

Based on the mind-body connection, our multidisciplinary approach utilizes a balance of medical therapies, lifestyle adjustments and alternative treatments. We provide a continuum of care that connects the treatment to the patient at every stage of the condition — from diagnosis to personalized treatment to continual follow-up.


Comprehensive Treatment

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For comprehensive information about the types and symptoms of headaches and our multidisciplinary approach to their treatment, please click on the link below. You’ll also find details about visiting Diamond Headache Clinic, including patient forms, insurance and billing practices.


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A Headache Care Center With a Heart

Diamond Headache Clinic (DHC) is the oldest and largest private headache and pain center dedicated solely to the diagnosis and management of headache pain. At DHC, our team of headache doctors takes a personal interest in the long-term well being of each patient. “Treatment and beyond” means that we become a partner, someone our patients feel comfortable calling five days, five months, five years from now, as their lives shift and their headache needs shift with it.

In addition to our state-of-the-art outpatient clinic that provides treatment and headache management techniques from pioneers in the field of headache diagnosis and treatment, we offer a unique alternative: our inpatient unit. We were among the first headache and migraine treatment centers in the country to offer a complete and dedicated inpatient option for patients ranging in age from 5 to 80. Our 37-bed unit at Saint Joseph Hospital in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago is a leading specialty treatment destination for acute headache sufferers.

We understand what you’re experiencing — the distress, the history of unsuccessful treatments and the out-of-control symptoms. You’ll leave our headache clinic feeling listened to and informed, and with a renewed sense of confidence in your ability to manage your headache and live your best life.

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Treatment and Beyond

What makes the Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago different from other treatment facilities?

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A Clinic That is Head and Shoulders Above the Rest

“I have been a patient at the Diamond Headache Clinic (DHC) for 6+ years. I used to get debilitating migraines/blindness 2 – 3 times a month and nothing I had tried had any discernible effect. After treatment with Dr. Merle, I'm down to having less than one mild headache each month. I couldn't be more pleased with my treatment at the DHC.” - T.S., Chicago, IL

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