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Individual Profile - Updated 12/4/14

Data Number of Individuals
Current Census 170
41 Average age of persons served (18-73 age range)
14% Profound Intellectually Disabled (I.D.) 23
9% Severe I.D. 16
26% Moderate I.D. 44
45% Mild I.D. 76
3% Borderline Intellectual Functioning 5
68% Have a secondary mental illness 115
76% Have a Behavior Intervention Program 130
65% Receive Psychotropic Medications 111
.5% Normal Intellectual Functioning 1
1% Traumatic Brain Injury 2
2% M.R. Undetermined 3

Location: Anna - Union County

Clyde L. Choate Center offers a variety of treatment programs/services including but not limited to: Psychiatric/psychological, medical/physical, social, educational, vocational/ rehabilitation, recreational, speech, language and hearing, pharmacy, dental, and dietary services, and referrals and special consultations.

The campus consists of six living areas (5 civil living units/1 forensic living unit). Individuals from the 5 civil units attend multiple on-campus and off-campus workshops. The forensic unit is a self contained unit, due to the specificity of the individuals residing on this unit. The forensic populations have been placed there through incidents with police and court systems of Illinois. The individuals have either been found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) or have been found Unfit to Stand Trail (UST). The unit remains locked and specially trained staff, Security Therapy Aides) are assigned.

The Choate Center was initially opened in 1869. The majority of occupied buildings were constructed from 1950-1965. The facility is located on the northeastern edge of Anna, Illinois, in Union County. Union County is geographically situated in southern Illinois, 30 miles north of the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center occupies more than 220 acres and has 6 buildings for individual care, treatment and habilitation. Additionally, the campus maintains a hospital for the acute psychiatric treatment of patients.

The Choate campus also houses numerous Illinois state and local agencies:

  • The Southern Network
  • Health and Family Services
  • Department of Rehabilitative Services
  • Office of State Guardian
  • Office of Inspector General
  • Southernmost Illinois Tourism
  • Shawnee Development Council
  • ASH Credit Union
  • Fellowship House Treatment Facility
  • Regional Office of Education
  • Regional Adult Education
  • Tri County School District, Homeless, Inc.
  • Sunrise Preschool (a child and infant daycare)