Insurance just for you. It's as easy as 1-2-3.

We’ve made getting insurance as easy as 1-2-3. When you need healthcare coverage but aren’t eligible for traditional Medicaid, Medicare or CHIP, CountyCare can help.

CountyCare is a new Medicaid program for uninsured adults in Cook County that offers expanded coverage under the new health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act. It is operated by the State of Illinois and the Cook County Health and Hospitals Systems (CCHHS).

1. Who can join
To join CountyCare, you must:
+ Live in Cook County
+ Be 19-64 years of age
+ Be a legal immigrant for at least 5 years or be a US citizen (Refugees and asylees are excluded from the 5 year legal residency requirement.)
+ Meet income limits ($15,282 for an individual or $20,628 for a couple)
+ Have a Social Security Number or have applied for one

If you qualify for Medicaid, Medicare or CHIP, you cannot join CountyCare. (You can apply even if you have private insurance if otherwise eligible.)

2. What is covered
Here is a list of the services covered under CountyCare’s extensive plan:
+ ER visits
+ Hospital inpatient services
+ Hospital outpatient services
+ Physician services
+ Sub-acute alcohol and substance use disorder services
+ Mental health (including rehabilitation and clinic option)
+ Nursing facility care (30 days - covers post-hospitalization nursing home stays)
+ Medical supplies and equipment, prostheses and orthoses, and respiratory equipment and supplies
+ Home health agency visits
+ Advanced practice nurse services
+ Hospice and palliative care
+ Laboratory and x-ray
+ Rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational, hearing and speech therapy
+ Prescription drugs
+ Bus vouchers for covered services
+ Family planning and supplies
+ Dental (for 19-20 year olds)
+ Podiatric services for diabetics
+ Targeted Case Management (behavioral health)
+ Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) (for 19-21 year olds)
+ Federally qualified health center (FQHC) visits

3. How to apply
Call or stop by one of the centers listed below to apply or learn more.

Access at Saint Francis Health Center
7464 North Clark Street, Chicago
773.247.2085
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1st and 3rd Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Access Evanston-Rogers Park
Family Health Center
1555 West Howard Street, Evanston
773.247.2085
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Erie Evanston / Skokie Health Center
2100 Ridge Avenue, Evanston
847.666.3494
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Heartland Health Center - Rogers Park
2200 West Touhy Avenue, Chicago
773.751.1875
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Finding a Doctor In-Network
When you join CountyCare, you will have an opportunity to choose your primary care site from a list of CountyCare providers (Cook County clinics and federally qualified health centers). If you already have a doctor, confirm that your doctor is in the CountyCare network before making an appointment. Not all Medicaid doctors see CountyCare patients.

 

Call 877-RES-INFO for Nurse Advice, Doctor Referrals or Class Registration Monday - Friday 8 am to 8 pm • Weekends 8 am to 4pm

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