Chester Clinic &

Steeleville Family Practice

Chester Clinic
Steeeville Family Practice

Caring is Our Commitment

Providing quality care to Southern Illinois since 1934

At Chester Clinic and Steeleville Family Practice outstanding physicians, and support staff abound. Our healthcare business truly is..."ALL ABOUT YOU!" We come to work each day embracing the goals of medical ethics.

  • To respect people, healthy or ill, regardless of who they are.

  • To support, comfort and care for our patients and their loved ones whenever and wherever we can.

  • To embrace the power of information and communication technologies in order to support our patients with the best available care and information.

  • To promote health as well as treat disease.

  • As always, our goal is to make your healthcare experience a positive one.

  • Providing service to Chester, Illinois and the surrounding communities.

Memorial Hospital Medicaid Managed Care Plans

Recently the State of Illinois has transitioned some of their participants to Medicaid Managed Care Plans. Memorial Hospital and it’s providers (this includes both Chester Clinic and Steeleville Family Practice) are currently accepting:

  • Meridian

  • Molina

  • Blue Cross Community

  • IlliniCare


If you have questions in regards to these plans or the plans that Memorial is not contracted with, please contact the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services at 877-912-8880 or visit their website at

Physicians Currently Accepting New Patients:

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Dr. James Kirkpatrick

Currently Accepting New Patients

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Patient Care Hours:

Chester Clinic

Mondays & Fridays

8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Extended Hours

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays


(A Nurse Practitioner or a Physician Assistant will now be available 7-8:00am and from 12-1:00pm)


To make an appointment:
Please call 618-826-2388,


Steeleville Family Practice


8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Closed on Holidays

To make an appointment:

Please call 618-965-3382

If you are signed up for appointment reminder calls,they will be received three days prior to your appointment.

Medicare pays the entire cost of a wellness visit if:

- You have had Medicare Part B coverage for more than 12 months, AND

 - You have not had a Medicare Initial Preventive Physical Examination or an Annual Wellness Visit within the last 12 months.

If you’re not sure if these are true for you, please ask.

Call today to schedule
your appointment.
Chester - 618-826-2388
Steeleville - 618-965-3382

Policy Title: Office of Civil Rights Section 1557-Nondiscrimination Notice

Memorial Hospital complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or sex. Details. See additional languages here.

Disclaimer: Nothing on this web site should be considered as medical advice or a recommendation. Neither the author, Memorial Hospital, its affiliates or agents, or any other party involved in the preparation or publication of the works presented are responsible for any errors or omissions in information provided. Readers are encouraged to confirm information with other reliable sources and to direct any questions concerning personal healthcare to licensed physicians or other appropriate healthcare professionals. Only your own physician can help you make decisions about your medical care.