Have Health Coverage?
This section will help you use your health coverage to see a doctor. It will also help you keep your coverage and learn more about your benefits.
Medicaid is a health insurance program from the state that provides coverage to millions of people in Illinois, including most low-income people, families and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
The Health Insurance Marketplace, or “the Marketplace,” is the website where you can shop for and buy discounted health insurance. Illinois residents use HealthCare.gov to find health insurance plans on the Marketplace.
Other Types of Health Coverage
Some people have other types of health coverage such as insurance through their job, individual insurance purchased off the Marketplace, Medicare, or Veteran’s Coverage. You might still be eligible for some of these programs, such as Medicaid or Veteran’s Coverage, even if you have insurance through your job. If you do not have healthcare coverage, you may still get health care services at a free and charitable clinic, hospital charity care assistance program, or federally qualified health center.
Helpful Links for Other Types of Health Coverage
- Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) Search Tool for finding free or low-cost primary and preventive care
- Illinois Association of Free & Charitable Clinics Directory Search for a list of free clinics in Illinois
- Illinois Primary Healthcare Association’s Find a Health Center Tool for free or low-cost primary, dental and behavioral health care services near you
- For more information on Medicare visit Medicare.gov
- For more information about Veterans Care and to apply