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Healthcare Access Is A Human Right For All!

Updated 11-06-23

As an immigrant living in Illinois, you have certain rights when it comes to your health, regardless of your immigration status. Do not be afraid to prioritize you and your family’s health! 

Disclaimer: The information contained in this site is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter.

For more information about immigrant healthcare, check out our Healthcare Frequently Asked Questions

The services listed and discussed below are not considered for Public Charge.

Health Programs for Immigrants

UPDATE, November 6, 2023: On July 1, 2023, emergency rules announced by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) went into effect that restrict access and add cost burdens, such as co-payments, for immigrants seeking healthcare through two landmark state programs - Health Benefits for Immigrant Adults and Health Benefits for Immigrant Seniors (HBIA and HBIS). You can read the emergency rules notice on the HFS Website

Since September 5, 2023, HFS has put co-payments that came with these policy changes on hold through the end of the calendar year.

New enrollment for HBIA and HBIS has been temporarily paused until further notice since July 1, 2023 and November 6, 2023, respectively.

Scroll through the galleries below for more information. (Recorra la galerías de abajo para obtener más información sobre los cambios que se avecinan en los programas de salud para inmigrantes en español).

Medicaid Redeterminations

UPDATE, August 31 2023: Illinois has started checking to see if Medicaid members are still eligible for coverage. ​

Scroll through the gallery below for more information. 
(Recorra la galería de abajo para obtener más información sobre la actualización reciente de Medicaid en español).

Other Resources

  • Find a health clinic near you here. To search for your local health clinic, click on the “view larger map button” and enter your zip code in the search bar.

  • To find an organization that provides immigrant friendly mental health services, click here.

  • Download our Immigrant Health Rights Fact Sheet here. Spanish version here.

  • If you need help accessing healthcare, call our Family Support Network hotline at 1-855-HELP-MY-FAMILY / 1-855-435-7693. Choose your language & follow the prompts. In the final option, press 7 for healthcare.

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