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About Prairie Center

The Prairie Center is a nonprofit substance abuse treatment center with a mission to provide the highest quality prevention, intervention, education, and treatment services for alcoholism and chemical dependency, other addictions, and associated conditions to individuals, families, and communities in East Central Illinois.


Our programs are client-centered and provide hope and new opportunity by helping individuals and their families develop the tools they need to rebuild their lives. Our Prairie Center Services Guide Brochure gives information about the various services we provide.

Our dedicated staff offers a full continuum of substance abuse prevention and treatment services, including outpatient and residential options, in three east central Illinois locations:

  • Champaign: Inpatient treatment for adults
  • Danville: Outpatient treatment for adolescents and adults
  • Urbana: Outpatient treatment for adolescents and adults

Payment Options

Costs for services are dependent on many factors, including treatment type and plan, insurance benefits, and household income. We offer services on a sliding scale, and accept many types of health insurance, Medicaid, self-pay, and other third party payments. 

As a nonprofit, we are also committed to providing care to clients regardless of their ability to pay and have funding from donors and various local, state, and federals grants and departments to help to off-set or even eliminate costs for those who qualify. 

While you're in treatment, we want you to concentrate on your recovery. Whether you need financial help or not, one of our client account representatives will work with you to:  

  • check insurance coverage
  • identify any "holes" in that coverage
  • look for alternative methods of coverage
  • set up payment plans
  • help qualifying clients apply for fee waivers

You can find our payment policy here. And more you can read more on financial expectations here. Prairie Center is a certified Medicaid provider, licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. 


Your privacy is important to us. Prairie Center fully complies with HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) and strict federal confidentiality rules. Client information is only shared with authorized parties. All staff are required to sign confidentiality documentation upon hire. Read our Notice of Privacy Practices.

Our Funding

Prairie Center draws funding from an array of sources to help bring those who need prevention and recovery services the help they need. We are funded in part by generous donations from individuals like you, as well as local and regional businesses who recognize that prevention and recovery programs help to build stronger workforces and workplaces. We also enjoy a diversity of local, state, and federal funding as well.

Want to join us in our mission to transform lives and build new futures? Donate today or join our Corporate Partners Program.

Continuous Quality Improvement

Our staff is committed to providing quality care to every one of our clients. A member of the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx), we use proven process improvement practices to ensure the highest level of quality care and best overall experience at all times. We take information learned through this process to continually improve care, identify topics for added staff training, and plan new service areas.

Core Values

Finally, in everything that our team does, we adhere to these core values:

  • Respect for each person we encounter
  • Service with excellence and accountability
  • Innovative solutions
  • Integrity
  • Providing hope to those we serve

We hope you’ll join us in our quest to transform lives and build new futures!