Sunspire Health Heartland

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  • Overall: 3.7
  • Accommodations: 3.8
  • Meals: 3.5
  • Effectiveness: 3.7
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Contact Information
1237 East 1600 North Road
Gilman, IL 60938
  • $ Paying for Treatment
    • Insurance is Accepted
    • Financing is Available
    • Medicare is not Accepted
    • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

Sunspire Health Heartland is a private treatment facility for adult men and women suffering from substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. Located south of Chicago, on 32 acres of beautiful lakefront property, the facility boasts an environment ideal for those seeking a break to receive treatment. Our full continuum of care offers patients who come to Sunspire Health Heartland the opportunity to gain the skills, tools and support needed to live a life in long-term recovery.

Sunspire Health Heartland Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

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This place is AWESOME!


Best treatment experience I\'ve had in my life. It\'s been really eye opening for me.


Staff really care about the patients. It's not over crowded so that means your not just a number. The country setting is surreal. more staff Heartland is a great place AA/NA meeting are the best The ...


Because of the compassion and support of the Sunspire staff I was able to celebrate my 18 years wedding anniversary, with my husband. Although I was hundreds of miles away during his treatment the st...


I am grateful for the recovery and relationships I was able to build during my stay. The heartland location is rather new and if I would have known that before hand, I would have chosen elsewhere unti...


...The staff tells the family whatever they think they want to hear to keep them payin g for their loved ones treatment. This place is a huge ripoff!@


The family counseling sessions are some what deceiving. You have to set up a schedule that is not always available to you because of your work schedule. Most people who are working can not take off w...


During my 30 day treatment, i had ready access to my individual therapist, and was welcomed by the additional therapists on staff.All three therapists on staff during my stay contributed to my treatme...


I went to Heartland a few months ago. And I am so grateful for the experience I had there. It was the first place I\'d been to that treated me like a person. I was able to see a therapist a few times ...


Bad management, not treated as if you are a human to the staff you are a number. Could only call home once a week at best. I paid $5000 to come here. I should have at lease been aloud hot meals that ...

Areas of Focus
Highly Qualified Staff

Our team is comprised of expert clinical and medical staff, including Board Certified and master's-level licensed mental health professionals and certified addiction specialists who provide individualized therapeutic programs for each patient. Patients are treated by some of the leading experts in the addiction treatment field in the state of Illinois.

Ideal Setting for Recovery

Given the secluded, tranquil setting in the countryside of Illinois, Sunspire Health Heartland is the ideal environment to reconnect with oneself while escaping the chaos that addiction can cause in life. The environment will offer patients the opportunity to clear their minds and begin again with a clean slate.

Full Spectrum of Personalized Care

With personalized, one-on-one support, we help each patient explore the issues and triggers that led to their addiction and find solutions to overcome them. Our program includes individual, group, and family counseling sessions, helping patients find greater strength in themselves, their peers, and their relationships.

Key Staff Members
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    Tom Delegatto, MA, CADC - Executive Director

    Tom Delegatto serves as the Executive Director at Sunspire Health Heartland. He is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and has over twenty-five years of experience in the addiction treatment field. Before coming to Sunspire Health, Tom worked as the Corporate Director of Business Development for the Gateway Foundation, as the Chief Operating Officer for Hartgrove Hospital in Chicago, and as the Director of Business Development and Managed Care Contracting for Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, where he played a significant role in increasing admissions, successfully negotiating for increased rates and adding new hospital services. With his breadth of experience as a leading healthcare executive in Illinois, he oversees the daily operations, development, and programs of Sunspire Health Heartland.

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    Danesh Alam, MD - Medical Director

    Dr. Alam is a licensed physician and surgeon in the State of Illinois. He completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a fellowship in psychopharmacology at the same institution. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is additionally certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Alam is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association

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    Carolyn Truelove, MA, LCPC - Primary Therapist

    Carolyn Truelove has a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She has a background working in the fields of mental health, addiction, domestic violence, families of at-risk youth and corrections. Carolyn is passionate about inspiring and guiding patients to overcome personal obstacles, so they can aspire to be their personal best and move toward fulfilling and satisfying lives in recovery.