Sunspire Health Heartland

4.3 (21 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
1237 East 1600 North Road
Gilman, IL 60938
8775890236 Visit Website

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 33 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.

Reviews at a Glance

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I just received my 1 year coin thanks to Sunspire Health Heartland. I’m disappointed to see poor reviews by previous patients who seem to have forgotten why they were there. We aren’t writing a re...


Strengths:counselors Weakness:clients need to be allowed to make Mistakes. My primary goal was to start and obtain a new life of sobriety and I have began that.


Staff was great. Very helpful. Rooms are very nice


Treatment supplied for your individual needs. Great, large Staff that truly care. Few patients at a time, which makes for an intimate experience, and a good vive passed on. This place may have very we...


Met lots of great people and the staff were more than accommodating.


This is such an awesome place. The staff is incredible, and there is a sense of community like no other place I've been to. The food is fire!!

L. S.

Sunspire Health is an amazing place to come to and get the help that is needed. All the staff is outgoing and helpful. I have met many wonderful people here. I got the best care and treatment I could ...


Great support people... certain individuals in Medical and in nursing, were especially helpful


I had a overall positive experience throughout my stay here.


Staff is supportive, kind, hardworking. My experience overall is very positive. If this treatment not successful I'll be back.


This place is AWESOME!


It was like having a second family here. I would recommend this treatment facility to anyone.


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.

Alumni Testimonials
  • If you are struggling with addiction and substance abuse, you should seriously consider going to Sunspire Health Heartland. It is truly a wonderful place and it has helped me get my life back on track. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the counselors help each patient face and resolve the issues that led to their addiction. There are also group sessions where the patients can share their stories with each other. And there is time in the schedule for relaxation and introspection. Add to this the beautiful rural setting and the good food and you have an ideal place to change your life.
    Jon, Heartland Alumni (August 2017)
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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    Mary Shaver, AM, LCSW, LSW, CADC - Clinical Director

    Mary Shaver is the Clinical Director at Sunspire Health Heartland, where she oversees the clinical programming and patient services and manages the clinical team. Mary brings more than 30 years of behavioral health experience and over two decades of experience in the management of addiction and dual diagnoses programs, as well as experience with mental health counseling, case management and discharge planning. She values the opportunity she has in this role to help another person grow and develop and sees each day as a chance to impact the lives of patients and their families. Mary has managed programs for substance use disorders that include Medication Assisted Treatment, as well as abstinence-based programs. Mary earned her master’s in social services administration at the University of Chicago and her bachelor’s in social work from Florida State University, and she is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counsel

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    Chuck Bohlmann - Director of Operations

    Chuck Bohlmann is a senior healthcare executive who brings over two decades of experience to his role as Director of Operations at Sunspire Health Heartland. At Heartland, Chuck oversees the daily operations to ensure the safety and well-being of patients and staff. Prior to joining Sunspire Health, Chuck served as CEO of Iroquois Memorial Hospital and before that as the Vice President of Finance and Chief Information Officer at the Community Memorial Hospital in Hicksville, OH. Throughout his career in leadership roles in healthcare, he has a proven record with strategic planning, service development, professional recruitment and retention of medical staff, value-based management, public relations, and team building. Chuck's goal at Sunspire Health Heartland is to encourage teamwork in order to provide the best clinical care to patients and their families.