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Health Care 

Health Care for You and Your Family

All Kids

The Illinois Governor's All Kids program has made Illinois the first state in the nation to offer affordable and comprehensive healthcare coverage to all Illinois children, regardless of income.

As a parent, you know nothing is more important than your children's health.  That's why All Kids covers doctor's visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, vision care, dental care and medical devices like eyeglasses and asthma inhalers.  Parents pay monthly premiums for the coverage, according to their income.

To find out more, or fill out an application, call the All Kids Hotline at 1-866-ALL-KIDS (1-866-255-5437) TTY:  1-877-204-1012, or visit


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.  Like All Kids, FamilyCare covers doctor visits, dental care, specialty medical services, hospital care, emergency services, prescription drugs and more.

Parents can get FamilyCare if they live in Illinois and meet the FamilyCare income limits.  The program is available to U.S. citizens, or immigrants under certain immigration requirements.  All Kids or FamilyCare health benefits will not affect your immigration status unless you receive services in a nursing home or mental health facility.

To find out more information about the program, call the FamilyCare information line at 1-866-255-5437 or TTY:  1-877-204-1012, or visit

Illinois Healthy Women

Illinois Healthy Women is a program helping thousands of women in Illinois plan for a healthy birth, and providing family planning and reproductive healthcare, including birth control.  This program is free, voluntary and confidential.

Illinois Healthy Women pays for birth control, physical exams and lab tests women need to plan their pregnancies.  It also pays for mammograms, Pap smears and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases to help women stay healthy.

For more information, call 1-866-468-7543 or visit

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

For 25 years, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) has helped Illinois' moms, babies and children get the foods they need for healthy growth and development.

WIC is for you if you are pregnant or breast feeding;  have an infant or child up to the age of 5;  are working with limited income or have no income;  and want to improve your family's health with good nutrition.

For more information about WIC, please call the WIC helpline at 1-800-323-4769 (Voice and TTY), or visit this DHS website

Food Stamps

An additional resource for low-income households to get the food they need is the Food Stamps Program.  To find out more information about it, please call the DHS Helpline at 1-800-843-6154, and 1-800-447-6404 (TTY), or visit this DHS website