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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
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) 458-4945Health 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.
MedicalAmerican Academy of Pediatrics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
DentalAmerican Dental Association
Healthy Mouths Healthy Lives
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Behavioral HealthNational 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
US Department of Agriculture
Abuse and Trauma for Children and YouthDarkness 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 ResourcesTeen 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.
DisabilitiesFamily 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 AbuseAl-Anon Family Group
This organization focuses on support youth who have been exposed to alcohol abuse through groups.
Domestic ViolenceSarah'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 DisordersRenfrew 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 HealthMental 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 ResourcesParenting 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.
SheltersWest Suburban Pads
Emergency shelter, outreach and engagements, supportive services employment readiness and homeless prevention.
Contact 311 for information on other shelters and housing assistance.