Chester Mental Health Center

Chester Mental Health Center
1315 Lehmen Drive
Chester, Illinois  62233

618-826-4571 (voice)
618-826-3229 FAX

Mission Statement

To assist patients to achieve their full recovery potential.

Vision Statement

To be recognized and respected as one of the premier maximum and medium security mental health hospitals of the nation.


Culture, Safety, Recovery, Efficiency, and Quality.

Services Provided

The Chester Mental Health Center is located on 28 acres of land, north of Chester, Illinois. The center is designed to provide care and treatment for all adult males in the State of Illinois who require a greater degree of structure and security than can be provided in any of the other state mental health facilities. The center does not admit recipients directly from the community; rather it provides a specialized treatment setting for forensic and behavior management recipients.

Hospital Accreditation

Chester Mental Health Center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.