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CFBU: Connecting Families to Medicaid and SNAP

The Children and Family Benefits Unit (CFBU) provides families with social services support, including Medicaid and SNAP enrollment and utilization. CFBU can connect you to free and low-cost food, healthcare, and emergency resources to keep your family healthy and safe.

For more information, call the Healthy CPS Hotline at 773-553-KIDS (5437) or fill out an assistance request form. To connect with your Network's Children and Family Benefit's Coordinator, view their contact information.


Enroll Medicaid icon CPS can help you and your family enroll in the following public benefits programs. For more information, call the Healthy CPS Hotline at 773-553-KIDS (5437) or fill out an assistance request form.


Medbag icon Medicaid provides comprehensive healthcare services including a 24/7 nurse line, doctor services, hearing services, lab tests, x-rays, prescriptions, transportation, health risk screening, behavioral health services, eye care services, home health care, hospital services, medical supplies, therapy, and COVID-19 testing.


SNAP icon Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food.
P-EBT is a program that increases access to food while school is closed. All Chicago Public School students ages 3 to 17 and ages 18 to 22 (if in high school) are eligible for P-EBT. If you need to update your address to receive these benefits, please contact your school directly.


TANF icon The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides grant funds to states and territories to provide families with financial assistance and related support services. State-administered programs may include child care assistance, job preparation, and work assistance.


CPS families enrolled in Medicaid may also need to enroll in a Medicaid plan and should choose a primary healthcare provider that meets their needs. Reach out to your Children and Family Benefits Coordinator or call the Healthy CPS Hotline at 773-553-KIDS (5437) for assistance. Medicaid Health plans include:

  • Blue Cross Community Health Plans
  • County Care Health Plan
  • Meridian Health
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Aetna


Once enrolled in Medicaid, CPS families have access to a universe of benefits to support their health and wellness. Completing the health risk screening is essential to accessing health care services tailored to your needs and goals. Benefits include:

  • 24/7 Nurse Line
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Lab Tests
  • Hospital Services
  • Doctor Services
  • Eye Care Services
  • Prescriptions
  • Medical Supplies
  • Hearing Services
  • Home Health Care
  • Transportation
  • X-Rays
  • Health Risk Screening
  • Covid-19 Testing
  • Therapy

Request SNAP and Medicaid assistance at 773-553-KIDS

Student Health and Wellness

773-553-KIDS (5437)

42 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60602