Chicago Family Health Center is now enrolling patients in the CountyCare program—a Medicaid program for adults. Those who qualify can receive a full array of healthcare services including inpatient and outpatient hospital services, prescription drugs, lab and X-Ray, Family Planning and more. CountyCare is a pilot program of the Medicaid expansion that will be implemented nationwide in 2014 as part of the Affordable Care Act. It is being made available through the Cook County Health and Hospitals System.
Chicago Family Health Center is one of the first Federally Qualified Health Centers able to register its patients for CountyCare. About 1,500 uninsured adults enrolled in our Sliding Fee Discount Program, or are self-pay, will be screened for CountyCare eligibility.
To qualify for CountyCare patients must:
- Live in Cook County
- Be 19-64 years old
- Have a yearly income of $15,282per individual/$20,628 per couple
- NOT eligible for Medicaid, Medicare or CHIP
- Be a legal immigrant for at least five years, or a US citizen
- Have a Social Security number, or have applied for one
Chicago Family Health Center has trained its Patient Service Representatives, Patient Financial Counselors, Outreach Workers and Health Leads volunteers to enroll as many CFHC patients in this new initiative as possible.