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Central Illinois agencies encouraged by governor's budget but warn that more work remains

2/20/2020

Human services and health professionals in Central Illinois were encouraged Wednesday by Gov. J.B. Pritzker's budget message but warned that more work needs to be done after years of underfunding some programs. The governor unveiled a $42 billion budget proposal that would boost funding for such programs, including child welfare.

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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 is committed to your health. At present, Chestnut Family Health Center is not offering COVID-19 testing. During the coronavirus outbreak, we have put the following guidelines into practice:


  • 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. 
  • Avoid public places, groups of more than ten people, physically touching other people, and touching your face. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 

We value our patients and want to ensure their safety. Thank you for your cooperation.


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