Illinois All Kids

All Kids is the Illinois program for children who need comprehensive, affordable health insurance, regardless of immigration status or health condition. Every child deserves the chance to grow up healthy. A child will be able to get the care they need, when they need it. All Kids means that parents can take their children to the doctor for a regular check-up, to the dentist to fill a cavity, or to the eye doctor to get a prescription for glasses.

Who is Eligible

Children can get All Kids health insurance if they:

Why Apply

  • Children enrolled in any All Kids program receive comprehensive health insurance that includes medical coverage, dental and vision coverage, and audiology, respiratory, and home health coverages click here for a complete list of covered services.
  • There are no premiums for All Kids Assist and All Kids Share; premiums for All Kids Premium are designed so families are not burdened.
  • All Kids Assist has no co-payments; all other All Kids programs have affordable, capped co-payments.

To Apply For

  • Individuals can apply for all Illinois Medicaid programs online.
  • Alternatively, applications can be accessed online (in Spanish) and submitted to the Department of Human Services by mail or in person at a DHS office.
  • Individuals can also apply for All Kids by calling the All Kids Hotline at 1-866-ALL-KIDS (1-866-255-5437); TTY: 1-877-204-1012.

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The Application for Illinois All Kids requires:

  • Information about household income.
  • Information about other sources of health insurance.
  • Unless applicant is exempt, Social Security Number (SSN) or proof that the applicant has applied for a SSN.

Cost of All Kids:

Some families get All Kids for free. Some families have to pay premiums and co-payments for All Kids health insurance. What an individual will pay will depend on their income.

Monthly Premiums - An individual may have to pay a monthly premium for her children to get All Kids. A premium is a monthly amount that some families must pay even if they do not use any healthcare that month.

Co-Pays - An individual may also have to pay a portion of the cost of health care his child gets from a doctor, dentist, or hospital. He may have to pay part of the cost of prescription drugs. These costs are called co-payments. They will never have to pay a co-payment when their child gets a regular check-up or shots. These are called well-child visits and they are free for all children enrolled in All Kids. The amount of premiums and co-payments an individual will have to pay depends on their income, family size, and how many children get All Kids.

Links to Important Resources

Learn more about Illinois All Kids.

Calculate an individual's Illinois All Kids eligibility.


Topics: Medicaid, Public Insurance Coverage
Tags: Medical Insurance for Children, All kids, Healthcare Coverage
Last updated August 15, 2017

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