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Thank you for considering Chestnut Family Health Center (CFHC) to be your new health care home. The staff at Chestnut Family Health Center is committed to delivering comprehensive, high-quality, personal care to our patients. The Center is a program of Chestnut Health Systems, which has been providing services in our community since the early 1970s. All of our physicians, physician assistants, and advanced practice nurses are dedicated to providing medical care which is specifically tailored to your needs and the needs of your family.

We strongly believe in preventative medicine and encourage annual physical exams, gynecological care, immunization updates and cancer screenings. We are always happy to discuss lifestyle issues that may improve your health. Your care is performed and managed by a medical professional in collaboration with other health professionals, and utilizing consultation or referrals as appropriate. We strive to promote effective communication with patients and encourage the role of the patient as a partner in health care.

Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Services

For established patients of the health center, Chestnut Family Health Center also offers psychiatry and behavioral health services. Health center patients will be referred to these specialty service providers by their Chestnut primary care provider when appropriate.

Payment and Sliding Fee Schedule

We currently accept Illinois Medicaid, Illinicare, Meridian Health Plan, and Molina. In addition to those Medicaid plans, we also accept Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Health Alliance PPO, and Country Healthcare. Participation in these plans is subject to change, please contact us directly for verification. Please bring your current medical card and/or insurance card for each visit. We will bill your insurance directly.

Access to a sliding fee schedule for patients who qualify based on family size and income is available. CFHC staff will assess your eligibility for the sliding fee discount at time of intake and annually thereafter. If there are changes in your income and/or family size, please contact CFHC staff. Our staff would be happy to meet with you to reassess your eligibility for the sliding fee discount.

Chestnut Family Health Center continues to care for patients during the COVID-19 outbreak. To comply with social distancing recommendations, we are offering some appointments by telephone or video. Our in-house Genoa Pharmacy is offering curbside pick-up and mail order delivery. For patients who are seen in the office, we are doing extra cleaning and have a number of precautions in place to protect your health and ours. During the outbreak, we are following these guidelines:

  • If you have a fever, cough, difficulty breathing or have been near someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please do not come to our office even if you have an appointment. Please call our office for an over-the-phone evaluation by our staff.
  • If you have concerns about coming to our office for a scheduled appointment, please call our office at least one day before your appointment to talk with staff.

For information on COVID-19 testing please contact your health center:

(309) 557-1400 - Bloomington, IL
(618) 512-1919 - Granite City, IL

Chestnut Health Systems is a proud partner of the Illinois Call4Calm Text Line Service. Text “TALK” TO 552020 (or “HABLAR) for Spanish. The Illinois Call4Calm Text Line is not a crisis hotline, but is a source of support for anyone experiencing stress and in need of a listening ear. We are here to serve you.

If you feel that you have a medical emergency, please call 911 or go to one of the local hospital Emergency Departments.