Health Care & Medication
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CountyCare is a Medicaid program that is part of the Affordable Care Act (Healthcare Reform) offered by the State of Illinois and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. This program provides affordable health insurance coverage to you if you cannot get insurance through regular Medicaid or private insurance.

CountyCare can pay for prescription drugs and provide medical services such as:

  • visits to healthcare providers (including physician and nurse practitioners)
  • inpatient and outpatient hospital services
  • emergency room visits
  • lab tests and x-ray services
  • medical supplies, equipment, prostheses, etc.
  • physical, occupational, hearing, and speed therapy
  • medical transportation
  • nursing home care
  • hospice care
  • mental health services
  • home health agency visits
  • family planning services

To get program benefits, you should go to a healthcare provider that is part of the CountyCare network.

How do I apply?

You can apply over the phone by calling CountyCare to start the application process. You can also apply in-person at the following locations: Stroger Hospital, Provident Hospital, and Oak Forest Health Center.

Please note: If you are currently receiving CountyCare or plan on enrolling in the program, you cannot receive the state’s Medicaid Expansion program. Please contact the CountyCare program for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

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