Program DescriptionMedicaid is a jointly funded state and Federal government program that pays for medically necessary services. Medicaid pays for medical services for children and their caretakers, pregnant women, and persons who are disabled, blind or 65 years of age or older.
Primary services funded through Medicaid are physician, hospital and long term care. Additional coverage includes drugs, medical equipment and transportation, family planning, laboratory tests, x-rays and other medical services.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Illinois, a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. You must also be either pregnant, a parent or relative caretaker of a dependent child(ren) under age 19, blind, have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability, or be 65 years of age or older.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessTo get more information on applying for Medicaid, please contact the Health Benefits Hotline at 1-800-843-6154.
TTY users can call 1-800-447-6404.
Program Contact Information
To learn more about Illinois Medicaid, please visit the Department of Healthcare and Family Services: http://www.illinois.gov/hfs/Pages/default.aspx