University of Illinois – Chicago
Specialized Care for Children provides free care coordination for families of children with special healthcare needs in Illinois. (a division of university of Illinois, Chicago) We are able to help children who are residents of Illinois with certain chronic conditions. We offer free care coordination for all eligible children, regardless of your family.
We offer free care coordination for all eligible children, regardless of your family’s income level. We will help you make the most of your insurance, work with you to develop a personalized care coordination plan and point you in the direction of helpful resources. Financial assistance for eligible medical expenses — such as equipment, therapies, supplies and medical services — is also available to Core Program-eligible children whose families meet certain income guidelines.
- Diagnostic tests are provided, allowing you to quickly find out if your child has an eligible medical condition.
- Specialized care providers are available from our pool of experts, according to your child’s medical needs and where your family lives.
- Insurance questions are answered as our experts help you navigate and get the most out of your specific plan.
- Resources & information are shared with you whenever you need help finding a service we don’t directly provide.
- Care coordination plans are person-centered and focus on your needs, strengths, dreams and desires for your child and family.
- Communication with your child’s providers, school, and other groups or individuals is provided, while your own advocacy skills are sharpened.
- Transition support helps you prepare for and manage the changes your child will go through as she or he ages.
- Financial support is offered to families who qualify for a variety of needs, from care-related travel expenses to medical equipment.