RESOURCES FOR FAMILY, SCHOOLS AND HOME

Health Information & Links

Dear IWS Children’s Clinic Patient and Family,
Many changes are occurring in health care that affect each of our patient families. We want to make sure that you are aware of the changes and share with you the health plans we accept so you can continue (or begin) your medical, dental and behavioral health care services at the IWS Children’s Clinic.

Please be sure to read the information below on the Health Plan Enrollment and Medicaid Redetermination – it is important! We can help you – for more information and for any assistance please call us at (708) 848-0528 or email us at info@childrenscliniciws.org for further information.

Health Plan Enrollment

The Illinois Department of HealthCare and Family Services requires enrollment in a health plan.

People can enroll in a health insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. To continue to see our doctors at the IWS Children’s Clinic you need to sign up with one of the insurance plans and list one of our doctors as Preferred Care Provider (PCP) listed below.

Insurance Plans for the IWS Children’s Clinic

Medical Plans
Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield FHP
Family Health Network
IlliniCare
Loyola Family Care ACE
Meridian
Molina
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO (private insurance)

Dental Plans
Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna Health Spring
County Care
Family Health Network
Harmony
Humana
IlliniCare
Meridian
Metlife (private insurance)

Preferred Care Provider (PCP) Numbers for our Physicians

Dr. Stephanie Weller PCP#20022333
Dr. Karen Walker PCP#20008342
Dr. Daymanti Hathiwala PCP#20005343

We are here to help you! Please call and make an appointment with either Denise Gonzalez or call 708.848.0528 ext 225 or Betty Alanis or call 708.848.0528 ext 244 and they can help you enroll in the plan that you choose.

Click for Insurance Plans Brochure

Medicaid Redetermination

Important – you have 30 Days!
Redetermination is a review of eligibility for Medicaid, All Kids, SNAP or cash assistance. Eligibility for Medicaid and All Kids must be reviewed at least once a year. The state of Illinois decides whether a client meets the rules to keep getting benefits.

If your eligibility is being reviewed through IMRP, you will get a letter in the mail. It is very important that you complete the form and return it on time. Your case will be canceled if the State does not hear from you by the due date or if you do not provide all the information. If your case is canceled, you will no longer get medical benefits.

Hotline (855) 458-4945

Health Plan Enrollment Info
Health Plan Enrollment
Illinois Medical Card
Medicaid Illinois Health Connect

Patient Electronic Information Portal

We now have an information portal through our electronic medical records, please be sure to sign the consent forms and give your email address to the front desk receptionist so that you can access your child’s medical information electronically.

Referral for Specialty Care

We are now accepting seven different insurance companies and all have different requirements for authorizing referrals for specialty care. Please plan on at least two weeks to obtain this approval.

Medical

American Academy of Pediatrics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dental

American Dental Association
Mouth Healthy.org
Healthy Mouths Healthy Lives
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Behavioral Health

National Alliance on Mental Illinois
National Association for Loss and Grief National Children’s Advocacy Center Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) Help Hotlines and Behavioral Health Online Resources
Suicide Prevention

Nutrition

Let’s Move!
US Department of Agriculture
Healthy Habits

Community Resources

Abuse and Trauma for Children and Youth
Darkness to Light

This organization is working on preventing and educating individuals on child sexual abuse. Provides resources and information for parents and caregivers.

National Institute of Trauma and Loss in Children

This organization provides information to parents that have children who experienced loss or trauma. This organization provides activities, crisis intervention, and information.

Prevent Child Abuse Illinois

This organization is focused on preventing child abuse through education, public awareness, community outreach, public policy advocacy, and prevention programs.

Stop It Now

This organization is focused on preventing child sexual abuse in Illinois through provided information and resources.

Children and Youth, General Resources
Teen Help

This is a website organization offering information for youth on drug abuse, depression, teen parenting, alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, teen challenges, ADD/ADHD, Teen suicide, Youth development, health, violence, disorders, stress and overall health.

Oak Park Township Youth Services

Oak Park Township Youth Services supports programs and services that work for the prevention of juvenile delinquency. Services involve Intervention, FACE-IT, Scholarships, Job Readiness, Gang and Drug Task Force, and the T.I.M.E Program within Oak Park Community.

Disabilities
Family Resource Center on Disabilities

This organization focuses on a range of topics that assist youth and their families with disabilities.

Best Buddies

This organization is dedicated to establish in a global volunteer movement that integrates employment and leadership development for people with developmental disabilities.

Family Matters

This organization works to support youth and their families through referrals, training, and disability information.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Al-Anon Family Group

This organization focuses on support youth who have been exposed to alcohol abuse through groups.

Domestic Violence
Sarah's Inn

Since its inception, Sarah’s Inn has embodied its mission to stand with women and their families to ensure freedom from domestic violence in every community. Services include: Legal Advocacy, Child and Teen Counseling, Family Counseling, Violence Prevention, and Education and Training servicing the West Side of Chicago and 22 West Suburban communities.

Eating Disorders
Renfrew Center

This center is a residential program for youth and women struggling with eating disorders.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ)
Howard Brown Center

This organization is located in Chicago and focuses on providing counseling, case management, and domestic violence support for the LGBTQ population.

Center on Halsted

This organization focuses on assist youth between 13-24 year of age who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, question their sexual orientation, or who are straight allies in realizing their full potential. Their services include psychotherapy, support groups, legal services, HIV/STD prevention, vocational training programs, seminars, and leadership development programs.

Oak Park Lesbian and Gay Association (OPALGA)

This organization provides programs and support for youth who identify as LGBTQ.

Mental Health
Mental Health America of Illinois (MHA)

This organization is located in Chicago and provides consultation, suicide prevention, youth screen, and support.

Family Service and Mental Health Center of Cicero

Family Service provides affordable mental health care for residents of the local community. Their services improve the emotional and psychological well-being of those they serve and help them to lead happier, healthier and more productive lives. Services include: Crisis Intervention, Therapy, Medication Management, and Home Visiting within the Cicero community.

RiverEdge

Riveredge offers inpatient programs, outpatient programs, partial hospitalization programs, co-occurring programs, intellectual disability programs, older adult programs, and medication management groups.

Pillars

Pillars is a not-for-profit social service organization that builds healthier communities by providing quality mental health services, social services and education for people of all ages. Services include: Mental Health Services, Children and Family Services, Addictions Services, Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, and Community Housing Initiatives within the Berwyn Community.

Thrive Counseling Center

Thrive Counseling Center builds healthy minds, families and communities by empowering people to attain mental and emotional well-being. Services include: Counseling Services, Psychiatric Services, 24/7 Crises Services, Client Care Advocacy Services, Transitional Learning Center (TLC), Youth Services, and the TEAM Program servicing the Oak Park Community.

UCAN – Chicago

This organization is focused on the healing process for those who have experience trauma through counseling, teen parenting, transitional living program, mentoring program, and workshops.

United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH)

This organization provide different programs for youth such as treatment programs, transitional living programs (17yrs-21yrs), quest school (grade 6-12), family support adolescent foster care, nurse family partnership (for young mothers), Counseling, autism resource room, and youth building skills.

Parent Resources
Parenting Teens

This is a website full of resources for parents who are caring for adolescents.

Hephzibah Children's Association

Hephzibah offers a number of programs in the Oak Park and River Forest communities to help children in need. Services includes: Residential, Foster Care, Day Care, and Family Services within the Oak Park and River Forest community.

CEDA

Organization providing Children and Family Services, CSBG Programs, Education, Energy Efficiency Programs, Home Energy Assistance Programs, Health and Nutrition, Head Start, and Housing.

Parenthesis

Parenthesis provides a setting for families of young children to gather, talk and play much like yesterday's neighborhoods and extended families. Services includes Teen Parenting Support, Drop In/Drop Off, Single Moms Support, Free Workshops, Home Visiting Program within the Oak Park and River Forest Community.

OPRF Food Pantry

Located in the basement of first United Church of Oak Park providing food assistance to individuals that live in the following zip codes: 60130, 60131, 60171, 60176, 60301, 60302, 60304, 60305, 60402, 60644, 60651, 60707.

Prevail

This organization provides Emergency Assistance and Referrals, Financial Literacy Programs, and Job Readiness Programs for individuals living in the following zip codes: 60130, 60131, 60171, 60176, 60301, 60302, 60304, 60305, 60402, 60644, 60651, and 60707.

Strengthening Families

Acts as a parenting support program focusing on six different protective factors that keep families strong through workshops and resources.

United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH)

This organization provide different programs for youth such as treatment programs, transitional living programs (17yrs-21yrs), Quest School (grade 6-12), family support adolescent foster care, nurse family partnership (for young mothers), counseling, autism resource room, and youth building skills.

Shelters
West Suburban Pads

Emergency shelter, outreach and engagements, supportive services employment readiness and homeless prevention.

Contact 311 for information on other shelters and housing assistance.

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