All Kids/Family Care Application Assistance

All Kids/Family Care Application Assistance

Health Care Program Assistance for Children and Pregnant Women

All Kids is a free or low cost health care program for children under 19 years of age, pregnant women and their babies. If a child already has insurance, All Kids may help pay for the child's insurance premium.

This low cost insurance program allows for a parent to apply for children who live with them.  Additionally, another relative (grandparent, aunt, sibling, etc.) may apply for children they are caring for in place of the parents.  A teenager who lives on his or her own may apply for him or herself.  Pregnant women of any age may apply and may quality for a temporary medical card (MPE) as well as ongoing coverage.  

FamilyCare has been added to the All Kids program.  FamilyCare allows a parent or other relative caring for children in place of their parents to apply for coverage for themselves.

Eligibility

You must live in Illinois and be either:

  • Under 19 years of age
  • A pregnant woman
  • A parent or other relative who cares  for children in place of their parents

Eligibility is based on family size and income.

Application assistance is provided free of charge by appointment.

Contact Information

For application assistance call the contact the information line at 1-866-ALL-KIDS.

Links

All Kids Healthcare

Grants from Will County Partners for Healthy Families; Resolutions for 2017

Teaching Nutritional Food Knowledge and Physical Health to Children

Joliet- The cooperative efforts of eight Will County community organizations are once again coming together to offer grants to provide healthy opportunities for area youth.

Applying for All Kids/Family Care

How to Apply

Will County Health Department - Family Health Services Division can help you fill out an application or, by request, we can send you an application that you can fill out yourself and mail back to us. 
Family Health Services News

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Winter Weather Illness Poses Special Problems

JOLIET – Chicagoland Winters can be great for outdoor enthusiasts and hot chocolate lovers, but the cold weather months can be difficult if people fail to take appropriate health and safety precautions. Winter weather illness can pose special problems. Recognizing symptoms and common sense can help you to avoid potentially serious issues in the cold and snow.

State Extends Health Insurance Enrollment

Health Department Navigators Spreading The Word, Helping To Enroll Eligible Area Residents

JOLIET – Monday, December 23, is the new deadline for those who want to receive health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) on January 1, 2014. The Will County Health Department has four specially trained Navigators to assist, answer questions and work with Will County residents on enrollment free of charge. To reach a Health Department health insurance Navigator, call 815-727-5990. All who enroll by December 23, will have affordable health insurance coverage beginning in the new year.  However, you can enroll in Marketplace options through March 31, 2014.  Medicaid enrollment is open all year round.

Quit Smoking Resources for Will County Healthcare Providers

Referral to quit smoking services

Telephone Quitlines have been shown to be effective in providing wide access to evidence-based cessation counseling.  Healthcare providers and systems can take advantage of the availability of Quitline services by implementing a system that regularly refers patients to the Quitline through electronic or fax referrals.

Quit Smoking Resources for Worksites

Worksite Wellness

Free quit smoking programs are available to worksites that want to assist employees in adopting a healthier lifestyle.  Read more to find out how the Illinois Tobacco Quitline and the Freedom From Smoking program can help your employees to quit smoking for good.
Will County All Our Kids Network Working to Prevent Child Abuse

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Will County All Our Kids Network (AOK) is working to promote the cause. AOK, which provides linkages to a wide range of community services, has developed a “traveling garden” to promote awareness during Child Abuse Prevention Month. The garden is comprised of blue child abuse pinwheels and a large sign decorated in blue and white that reads “prevent child abuse.”
SENIOR RESIDENCE NOW 100% SMOKE-FREE

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On October 1, Joshua Arms of LSSI Senior Residence implemented a smoke-free policy, which will make its building healthier and safer by preventing smoking inside of the facility.  To commemorate the occasion, Joshua Arms, located at 1315 South Rowell Avenue in Joliet, hosted a smoke-free celebration early Monday. 

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