Healthy Kids need checkups for preschool, Head Start, school, camp, childcare, sports programs, WIC and just to stay healthy!
Having All Kids or a MediPlan card means you can take your child to the doctor for a checkup, to the dentist for a cleaning or for treatment, such as to fill a cavity, or to the eye doctor to get a prescription for glasses. It means they can get all the care they need to stay healthy.
Babies, kids and teens can get free checkups with their All Kids or MediPlan cards. Children with disabilities who have a MediPlan card can get free checkups through age 20.
Healthy Kids checkups include:
- Head-to-toe exam
- Checks for growth and development
- Immunizations (shots)
- Checks of eyesight, hearing and teeth
- Advice about healthy eating
- Answers to your health questions
- Checks of emotions and behavior
- Referrals to special services if your child needs them
If you have questions about checkups for your child, call your doctor. If you need help to find a doctor or make an appointment, call Illinois Health Connect at 1-877-912-1999 (TTY: 1-866-565-8577). If you live in one of the following counties, call the Illinois Client Enrollment Broker at 1-877-912-8880 (TTY: 1-866-565-8576): Adams, Brown, Cook Henry, Jackson, Kane, Lee, Madison, McHenry, Mercer, Perry, Pike, Randolph, Rock Island, Scott, St. Clair, Washington, or Williamson. The call is free. Or, you may call your managed care organization (MCO) if your medical card shows that you are enrolled in an MCO.
Remember, even young children need good dental care so they do not get cavities or toothaches. Take your child to a dentist regularly starting no later than age one. If you need help to find a dentist, call 1-888-286-2447. The call is free.
If your child is enrolled in All Kids Assist, Share, or Premium Level 1, or has a MediPlan card, you may get help with transportation to your doctor or dentist. If you have an All Kids card, check the back of the card to find your child’s All Kids plan. Call 1-877-725-0569 (TTY: 1-877-204-1012) to find a transportation provider. The call is free.
Be sure to use all the benefits your MediPlan or All Kids card covers for your children.
Make an appointment today for a free Healthy Kids checkup for your child.