Family Case Management
Family Case Management
The Family Case Management (FCM) program serves pregnant women and infants. If you are pregnant or have a child under the age of one, and are on Medicaid, or part of a low-income family you may be eligible.
The Family Case Management program can help you:
- find a doctor for a healthy pregnancy or child care
- understand the importance of a reproductive health plan
- understand the importance of early and regular prenatal care
- understand the importance regularly scheduled well child visits and immunizations
- understand the stages of your child's development
Program services can also connect you to other resources
Contact Us at (309) 929-0320.
Pregnant women may receive more intensive services if any of the following conditions exist:
- previous preterm birth or current health condition affecting pregnancy
- low or high pre-pregnancy weight
- less than 10th grade education
- DCFS involvement
- Domestic violence
- Presence of a mental health diagnosis
- More than 4 children born in 4 years, or more than 3 pregnancies in 40 months
- Two or more miscarriages
If you would like more information, please ask us about Better Birth Outcomes (BBO)
Participants in other categories of case management are referred by a hospital or by DCFS.
High Risk Infant Follow-up
Infants with a medical risk factor identified at birth are referred to the health department for follow up. Regardless of income, infants and their families are offered support and advocacy from a home visiting nurse. Visits include developmental screening, physical assessment and education. Families receive the unique advantage of communication between the nurse who sees them in their home environment and their primary or specialty provider who oversees their medical care regimen.
Health Works of Illinois (HWIL)
HealthWorks of Illinois (HWIL) is a collaborative effort between DCFS, HFS and YouthCare HealthChoice Illinois to ensure that children in the protective custody of DCFS receive quality healthcare services that meet their individual needs. Medical case management is provided for youth in care age 0-6 assuring DCFS health care requirements for well child exams, immunizations, dental care, and hearing and vision screenings are met. This is accomplished by the medical case manager collecting and reviewing medical records, collaborating with foster parents and providing these medical records and a health summary to the assigned DCFS case worker biannuallyLink to page