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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.
|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
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
- Medical Supplies
- Hearing Services
- Home Health Care
- Health Risk Screening
- Covid-19 Testing