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News Room 

This is a quick reference page to provide reporters with basic facts and figures about agency programs and services. Detailed information is available via links to other HFS Web pages.

HFS ensures that children receive the financial support they are entitled to from absent parents and provides medical coverage to children, parents or relatives caring for children, pregnant women, veterans, seniors, persons who are blind, and persons with disablities.

HFS Media Contacts

John K. Hoffman
Communications Director
Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
401 S. Clinton
Chicago, IL 60607


HFS News Releases

HFS Budget Information 

Child Support Services

Medical Programs

The Department of Healthcare and Family Services’ Medical Assistance Programs provide comprehensive health benefits to a monthly average of about 2.9 million persons, and partial benefits to another 86,087 persons, who meet income and other eligibility requirements, including pregnant women and infants, children and teenagers, seniors and people with disabilities (living both in the community and in nursing homes), and people struggling with one-time catastrophic medical bills.

All Kids


Health Benefits for Workers with Disabilities (HBWD)

Supportive Living Program (SLF)

Office of Inspector General (OIG)

The Office of Inspector General is maintained within HFS, but functions as a separate, independent entity reporting directly to the governor’s office.