Welcome to the Illinois Healthcare Portal Women's Health Page. Illinois has consistently made improving women's health a priority. Funding was increased for breast and cervical cancer screenings so that thousands more women can get access to screening and treatment. Read more below about programs available to Illinois women or call the Illinois Women's Health-Line at 1-888-522-1282 (TTY 1-800-547-0466) for any of your healthcare concerns.
Health Insurance Programs
Moms & Babies Programs for Pregnant Women
Moms & Babies is a program for pregnant women and their babies that pays for both outpatient and inpatient hospital services for women while they are pregnant, and for 60 days after the baby is born. It also pays for services to babies for the first year of the baby's life, if the mother was eligible for Moms & Babies when the baby is born. There are no co-payments or premiums in Moms & Babies. For more information call All Kids Hotline 1-866-ALL-KIDS (1-866-255-5437) (TTY: 1-877-204-1012) or visit the All Kids Web site.
Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility (MPE)
Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility (MPE) is a program for pregnant women that offers immediate, temporary coverage for outpatient health services to pregnant women who meet income requirements. There are no co-payments or premiums in MPE. For more information call the All Kids Hotline 1-866-ALL-KIDS (1-866-255-5437) (TTY 1-877-204-1012) or visit our the All Kids Web site.
FamilyCare offers healthcare coverage to parents living with their children 18 years old or younger. FamilyCare also covers relatives who are caring for children in place of their parents. To find out if you're eligible for FamilyCare benefits visit the FamilyCare Web site or the All Kids hotline at 1-866-ALL-KIDS (1-866-255-5437) (TTY: 1-877-204-1012).
Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
The Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program provides breast cancer screenings and treatments to uninsured women in Illinois. Persons found to need treatment may qualify for Health Benefits for Person with Breast or Cervical Cancer. Find out if you're eligible for free screenings visit the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program Web site or call the Illinois Women's Health-Line at 1-888-522-1282 (TTY: 1-800-547-0466).
Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace
If you do not think you qualify for the programs listed here, but need health insurance, you may be eligible for financial help to buy health insurance through the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace. Visit the GetCoveredIllinois.gov for more information and to answer some screening questions about your income and family size. Based on the answers, you will be guided to apply for health insurance through the Marketplace or Medicaid.
Department of Healthcare and Family Services ( HFS)- Illinois Family Planning Action Plan
Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) is committed to increasing access to high quality, evidence-based family planning services for women and men in the Medicaid Program by providing comprehensive and continuous coverage to ensure that every pregnancy is a planned pregnancy. HFS supports everyone’s right to make informed and voluntary decisions about sexuality and reproduction in order to lead a fulfilling and healthy life. If you want more information about birth control or reproductive health services, please take time to learn the facts about current choices based on scientific research. Remember, you want to select a method that is highly effective, requires minimal work/stress on your end, and has low side effects. Your provider can help you decide, but learning about your options is a great place to start. Illinois Medicaid covers all FDA approved contraceptives, including long acting reversible contraceptives (i.e. IUD and implant) and permanent male and female sterilization. To learn more about your insurance coverage, please go to GetCoveredIllinois.gov. You will be guided to apply for healthcare coverage through Medicaid or the Marketplace. You can also call 1-866-311-1119 to speak to a representative.
Department of Human Services (DHS) - Illinois Family Planning Program
The Illinois Family Planning Program offers assistance to women and adolescents who meet certain income limits physical exams and health screenings including pelvic and breast exam, pap smear, blood pressure and weight check; pregnancy testing and options counseling; sexually transmitted disease (STD) education, screening, diagnosis and treatment; HIV/AIDS risk assessment and prevention education; birth control instruction and counseling; emergency contraception services; infertility education and referral and pre-conception health education. For more information visit the Illinois Family Planning Program Web site or call our DHS hotline at 1-800-843-6154 (TTY 1-800-447-6404).
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