CHESTNUT HEALTH SYSTEMS
Chestnut Health Systems is one of the 344 (54.3 percent) of private, nonprofit treatment providers in Illinois, and has multiple locations throughout the state. It provides treatment to adults and teens who are seeking treatment for psychiatric disorders, addiction, and co-occurring disorders.
This review focuses on the facility located in Granite City, which is about 10 miles north of St. Louis. The facility offers outpatient addiction programs for adults, including medication assisted treatment (MAT). Detox is available at Chestnut Health Systems’ crisis stabilization unit in Bloomington.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Clients at Chestnut Health Systems undergo an initial assessment during admission to help the treatment team determine the most appropriate level of care. Clients needing medication can enter the MAT program, pending a medical evaluation. Chestnut Health Systems is one of 128 (20.2 percent of Illinois facilities that use Suboxone. The center also uses Vivitrol, which 17.9 percent of statewide facilities prescribe.
The facility’s intensive outpatient program (IOP) consists of nine or more hours of weekly counseling. Programming includes group therapy, individual therapy, and addiction education. Clients are also encouraged to participate in 12-Step support groups. The less intensive outpatient program offers one to eight hours of therapy a week and is designed for clients who have already completed residential treatment or an IOP.
Psychiatric counseling and medication management services are also offered at the Granite City facility, and an on-site pharmacy is available.
The treatment team includes psychiatrists, master’s level therapists, registered clinicians, nurses, recreational coordinators, and case managers. Chestnut Health Systems is also one of 149 (23.5 percent) of statewide facilities that are accredited by the Joint Commission.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, only one alum gave feedback about Chestnut Health System. R.T. wrote: “I was screamed at and told to leave after being fed 4 librium because I said something wasent someone fault. The place was filthy and my phone was taken away.”
On Google, Chestnut Health Systems has an average rating of 2.9 out of five stars from 17 reviews to date. Overwhelmingly, reviewers provided negative feedback about the unprofessional staff that “never returns calls” and policies, such as the “walk-in only” policy for drug evaluations. Several reviewers noted that certain staff members were better than others.
WHAT STAFF SAY
At the time of this writing, Rehabs.com has not received any staff reviews about Chestnut Health Systems. The 79 individuals who left reviews on Indeed for Chestnut Health Systems at the time of this writing provided an average of 3.4 out of five stars.  However, it's important to note the reviews are for all of Chestnut Health Systems locations, not just the Granite City location.
The 19 staffers who left reviews for Granite City left mixed feedback. "There is a nice atmosphere and good comradery amongst the coworkers. The supervisor is great and supportive of the staff. The only drawback is the pay. Comparable jobs pay more," a case manager wrote in a representative review. Some former staff members complained about management.
Chestnut Health System accepts Illinois Medicaid and a number of private insurance plans. Some state-funded financial assistance may also be available to clients who qualify.
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