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6 Central Illinois clinics get money for coronavirus protective equipment

4/1/2020

Six Central Illinois clinics — including Chestnut Family Health Center in Bloomington and Crossing Healthcare in Decatur — that provide primary outpatient medical care to low-income patients are among health centers receiving federal money to address the growing coronavirus crisis.

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County notes mental health resources

3/31/2020

Both Chestnut and Centerstone are prepared to offer specialized services that safeguards health by allowing individuals to seek help in the safety of their own home through telehealth or virtual technology. If there is an immediate crisis both agencies have 24 hour/7 days a week crisis lines and response services.

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8 Ways The $2 Trillion Relief Bill Will Impact Central Illinois

3/31/2020

There are seven main groups that will see the widest-reaching impacts: individuals, small businesses, big corporations, hospitals and public health, federal safety net, state and local governments, and education. Here’s a look at how that could play out in Central Illinois.

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Addiction Relapse Risk Rises As Coronavirus Isolation Continues

3/30/2020

Matt Mollenhauer is the chief clinical officer at Chestnut Health Systems in Bloomington, which offers a range of addiction treatment services. Mollenhauer agrees that people in recovery find themselves at increased risk, though he said he believes we have yet to see the full scope of the problem.

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HUD awards $118k-plus to homeless programs across country

3/18/2020

This round of HUD’s Continuum of Care grants will provide critically needed support to approximately 630 local programs — including more than $6.2K to Illinois — all of which are on the front lines for homelessness, serving individuals and families.

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McLean County Recovery Court a positive disruption

3/15/2020

McLean County established Recovery Court as a problem solving court for non-violent criminal offenders diagnosed with a mental health issue. The program provides intensive supervision including frequent court appearances, treatment, and community-based supervision.

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Illinois State University’s Mennonite College of Nursing hosts first Symposium on Ambulatory Care

3/2/2020

In partnership with the McLean County Health Department, the Community Health Care Clinic and Chestnut Family Health Center, CAUSE focuses on increasing the number of nurses working in the primary care setting, while emphasizing prevention in order to keep people healthy and out of the hospital.

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Here's how McLean County can be healthier

1/8/2020

McLean County's second countywide, three-year health improvement plan is scheduled to be OK'd later this month by boards representing Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center and Chestnut Health System.

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Behavioral Health Partners Share Updates With County's Coordinating Council

12/13/2019

Chestnut Health Systems, Illinois State University’s Mennonite College of Nursing, The Baby Fold, Project Oz, and PATH all briefed the council on their efforts over the past year in support of the county’s Mental Health Action Plan. Chestnut touted the spring 2019 opening of its $8 million Family Health Center at 702 W. Chestnut St. in west Bloomington. It’s a recognition from Chestnut—founded in the 1970s as a substance-abuse treatment provider—of the connection between behavioral health and primary care, said Chestnut CEO David Sharar.

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Chestnut Family Health Center receives national honor

9/16/2019

The center was among 1,273 across the nation to receive awards from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration recognizing the nation’s highest-performing health centers.

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Chestnut programs receive accreditation.

2/13/2019

Chestnut Health Systems’ programs that provide care for persons with mental health, substance use, and other illnesses – as well as low-income residents needing primary health care – have earned The Joint Commission’s (TJC) Gold Seal of Approval®. Chestnut earned accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with TJC’s performance standards. The Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care. Chestnut has been continuously accredited by TJC since 1975.

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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.