Division of Specialized Care for Children

FROM THE Special Needs

University of Illinois at Chicago-Division of Specialized Care for Children provides free care coordination for families of children with special health care needs. The staff helps children who are residents of Illinois and have certain chronic, treatable conditions. Depending on specific needs and preferences, it might mean help accessing free testing to get a clear diagnosis, or offering information to learn more about your child’s condition. Care coordinators also find and arrange special medical care and explain insurance plans. Specialized Care for Children works with doctors, specialists and schools, to create a comprehensive plan of care that meets your family’s needs. Families that meet income guidelines may also get help paying for certain medical expenses. Care coordination services are delivered by teams located throughout the state to help families within their community. Teams are formed based on each family's needs.

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