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Most people covered by Medicaid in the Chicago metro area must select (or be auto-enrolled into) a Medicaid managed care plan. If you want your child to receive services at Lurie Children's, please make sure to select a plan that includes Lurie Children's.
The following Medicaid plans currently include Lurie Children's and accept patients up to age 19:
*These plans do not include the Lurie Children's Primary Care Providers (PCPs) in our Uptown or Lincoln Park locations.
NOTE: Even though we are in these plans, please be sure to check with your Primary Care Provider to make sure they make referrals to Lurie Children's.
Also, patients enrolled in SmartPlan Choice, a Medicaid ACE, will be covered if they receive care at Lurie Children's.
This page lists only a few of the health plans we accept. Learn more about all of the insurance plans Lurie Children's accepts.
Lurie Children's offers free assistance with applying for Medicaid, healthcare exchange plans or food stamps (SNAP) with Patient Innovation Center (PIC) Navigators. Learn more.
The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) will send letters once a year, giving those insured by Medicaid the option to change plans. This is called your annual open enrollment period.
If you are enrolled in a plan that is meeting your needs, you do not have to do anything. You will remain in that Medicaid plan for another year.
You may apply online for Illinois Medicaid benefits. You may also apply by completing an application form or by visiting your local Family Community Resource Center. To find a center near you, use the DHS Office Locator.
If you have any questions and/or are ready to choose a plan, you can call Illinois HFS Client Enrollment Services at 877.912.8880.
If you have any questions for Lurie Children's, please call 312.227.1230 or stop by the Patient Services Office or Pederson Family Learning Center on the 12th floor of the main hospital.
Redetermination is a review of a patient's eligibility for Medicaid and All Kids. Redetermination requires you to return a renewal form every year to see if you still qualify for a medical card.
You will receive an initial letter from the State telling you that your redetermination form is on the way. Then, about two weeks later, you will receive the actual redetermination form in the mail. Please pay close attention to the due date, and make sure you return it on time.
If you don't return the renewal form by the due date, your child's medical card will be canceled.
What to Do if Your Child's Medical Card Has Been Canceled
If your child's medical card has been canceled, it is possible that:
Depending on what caused your child's medical card to be canceled, there may be ways to restore it or find alternative forms of health insurance. To learn what you should do next, find the scenario below that matches your situation.