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“What Does All Kids/Medicaid Cover?”
All Kids/Medicaid covers many services including comprehensive medical, dental, vision and pharmacy benefits. Our Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) tip sheet “What Does All Kids/Medicaid Cover?” offers examples of what may be covered in a variety of areas such as vision, transportation and mental health services.
Please note: This document is meant to be a helpful guide. All Kids/Medicaid are not DSCC programs, and DSCC does not decide coverage for those programs. To learn more, visit the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services website.
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
988 is the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.
This fact sheet explains the basics about 988. (You can also see the fact sheet in Spanish.)
A website by families for families about providing tracheostomy care at home.
Accessible COVID-19 Tests for Individuals Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision.
A federal initiative is offering free, accessible at-home COVID-19 tests for people who are blind or have low vision. The tests work with a compatible Bluetooth-enabled smartphone and a free app to provide users with audible instructions and audible test results. Supplies are limited. Order your tests through the U.S. Postal Service at https://special.usps.com/testkits/accessible or call (800) 232-0233.
Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Clinic Directory
The Adult Congenital Heart Association’s ACHD Clinic Directory provides information on ACHD Board Certified providers certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and ACHA ACHD Accredited Centers.
You can search for clinics by zip code and state. You can find more details and health information on the Adult Congenital Heart Association’s website.
Advice on Returning to School in “New Normal” Times
The Child Neurology Foundation and the American Academy of Pediatrics have joined forces with medical and educational experts to create a Back-to-School Educational Series.
The series covers issues including:
- When a child should return to school
- Medications in school
- Holding an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in the “new normal” COVID-19 era
- Additional resources to inform decision-making for families of children with special needs
Affordable Health Insurance is a patient resource center that helps individuals learn about a wide variety of health insurance options. Information is available for each state and includes Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment deadlines, subsidies and how you can qualify for Medicare, Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The site also provides information on:
- Different types of health plans
- Provider reviews
- Benefits/coverage/specialized support for vulnerable youth with mental health issues
- Other resources
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AGBADHH) is a non-profit organization providing resources to support hearing-impaired individuals and their families, information to help increase understanding of hearing loss, and research relating to auditory or verbal communication.
AGBADHH also offers in-service training for teachers, scholarships and conferences, and collaborates with physicians, speech/language specialists and other professionals to promote educational, vocational and social opportunities for affected individuals. Visit the AGBADHH website for more details.
The All Kids program offers many Illinois children comprehensive healthcare that includes doctors visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, vision care, dental care and medical devices like eyeglasses and asthma inhalers. Some families pay monthly premiums for the coverage, but rates for middle-income families are significantly lower than they are on the private market. Low-income working families may qualify for help in paying insurance premiums.
Almost Home Kids provides a bridge from hospital to home through an innovative community-based care system for children with medical complexities. It responds to the needs of families, trains caregivers, offers respite care, advocates for accessibility and inclusion and educates healthcare professionals.
Almost Home Kids offers transitional, respite and respite transportation care. It has locations in Chicago, Naperville and Peoria.