For Crisis Residential and Stabilization services in the Madison and St. Clair Counties area, please call 618.877.4420 and ask for the Crisis Unit.

For Crisis Residential and Stabilization services in the McLean County area, please call 309.827.6026 and ask for the Crisis Unit.

If you feel that you are at imminent risk of harm, please dial 911 immediately.



Chestnut Health Systems provides 24 hour short term supervised care for persons aged 18 years and older experiencing an acute psychiatric crisis that do not require hospitalization. The average length of stay is 14 days. Admission to our crisis unit is voluntary; we only accept those individuals who choose to come to the unit. The facility is not prepared to work with persons who may be actively suicidal or homicidal or who are experiencing serious medical problems or complications. The unit is staffed with nurses and behavioral health technicians and is not a hospital.

During their stay on the unit, clients spend time in groups that meet four or more times per day. The groups provide education on topics helpful to individuals in crisis and clients are expected to attend and to participate actively. Chestnut will provide a safe and supportive environment conducive to achieving stability. 

Persons may refer themselves for crisis residential/stabilization services and may be referred by hospitals, police departments, mental health agencies, social service agencies, and families. 

Medically Monitored Detox Services

Clients experiencing withdrawal from alcohol or other mood altering drugs meeting our admission criteria can safely be detoxified at our Crisis Stabilization unit in Bloomington. Detox is overseen by physicians, advanced practice nurses and 24 hour nursing services are provided.


*We accept most insurance, including:

  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Health Alliance
  • LifeSynch
  • Meridian
  • Molina
*Please note that coverage for these services varies. If your insurance company is not listed, please call to see if accepted.