Chestnut Health Systems™ provides comprehensive treatment for children and youth ages infant to 21. We emphasize the importance of both the child and the parent understanding children's needs, behaviors and symptoms.

We offer effective, short-term interventions for a variety of difficulties faced by young people. Our treatment staff is experienced in helping families and children cope with mental health issues like depression and grief, anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), behavioral problems, family conflict, blended family issues, and serious trauma. Families with limited resources are typically eligible for financial assistance.

In working with children and families, Chestnut provides advocacy, case management, connections to community support, help in crisis situations, classes for parents, family counseling, group therapy, individual counseling, and consultation and evaluation by a psychiatrist as needed.

Child and Adolescent Medication Plus Program

We have combined our most effective services into an accessible, comprehensive program. Chestnut's Child and Adolescent Medication Plus Program (CAMPP) is designed to meet your medication and prescription needs, answer your questions, and give you tools to make life easier for your family.

Chestnut has created an atmosphere where we are able to provide several services to your family on the day you come for your appointment including linkage, case management, psycho-education, and parenting support. We also provide services in the community as needed.

For more information, please call 618.877.4420.


FIRST.IL is comprehensive, team-based treatment aimed at improving mental health and quality of life for individuals who have experienced a first episode of a psychotic illness. FIRST.IL is intended for individuals who are between the ages of 14 to 40 and have had a treated or untreated psychotic illness for no more than 18 months.

Eligible diagnoses are schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, schizophreniform disorder, other specified/unspecified schizophrenia spectrum, other than psychotic disorder, bipolar disorder with psychotic features, major depressive disorder with psychotic features, and PTSD.

For more information, please call us at 888.924.3786. In Madison and St. Clair Counties in Illinois and the Metro East area, please call 618.314.5561

Mental Health Juvenile Justice

An estimated 66 percent of youth involved in the juvenile justice system have symptoms related to a significant mental illness. Chestnut understands the challenges children and families face when an adolescent is involved with the juvenile justice system. Chestnut's Mental Health Juvenile Justice (MHJJ) program addresses mental health issues with the goal of avoiding re-arrest. MHJJ strengthens relationships among families, schools, courts, probation offices, and community partners.

MHJJ serves youth ages 10 to 18 in Madison and St. Clair Counties in Illinois who are involved with the juvenile justice system, are experiencing mental health symptoms and have a medical card.

For more information, please call 618.397.0900.

School-Based Services

Chestnut's school-based programs help children who are having issues related to their mental health. We typically work with children at school, but can also provide help at the child’s home or elsewhere in the community. We collaborate with the school and the child’s family to diagnose and treat mental health issues and provide support. 

For more information, please call 618.397.0900.