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Illinois Residents

Illinois Medicaid Coverage – $0 Cost to patient

Hope Clinic is able to accept Illinois Medicaid for coverage of abortion care and other healthcare services.

Hope Clinic staff can also assist you in signing up for Illinois Medicaid with coverage that you can use on the same day as your appointment (Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility Provider – MPE). 

If you are not eligible for Illinois Medicaid, many other health insurance plans in Illinois also cover abortion at a reduced or minimal cost. Please see the Resource: Health Insurance Coverage for more information.

Illinois residents with active Illinois Medicaid OR that meet criteria to be eligible for Illinois Medicaid (staff can help with this determination)

In most cases, all healthcare services offered at Hope Clinic are covered by Illinois Medicaid.

  • Photo ID
  • Active Illinois Medicaid card (if available)
  • Cards of any other medical insurance that covers your care (MCO, Third Party, Commercial, etc.)
  • Go to the "Check if I Should Apply" tool, complete a brief/secure questionnaire
  • Note that eligibility requirements change in pregnancy - it is worth checking if you should apply!
  • Come to Hope Clinic and staff will help you apply for coverage that will be effective the day of your appointment.
  • AT HOPE CLINIC! Hope Clinic staff can start an application for you in the office called Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility (MPE) - NOTE: this is the best way IF you plan on coming for an appointment at Hope Clinic - your Illinois Medicaid can be effective immediately
  • Fill out an online application
  • Call the Department of Human Services (DHS) at 800-843-6154
  • Visit your local DHS office (use locator to find closest Family Community Resource Center)
  • No worries! The Hope Clinic is able to determine the status of your Illinois Medicaid using the information you provided when making the appointment.

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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.