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Welcome to YouthCare HealthChoice Illinois

Welcome to the HealthChoice Illinois YouthCare program. We are honored that Illinois Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) chose us to implement this specialized healthcare program for Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) youth in out-of-home placement, as well as former youth in care.  We are aware of the many individuals and organizations involved in a youth’s life while in foster care, as well as the needs of adoptive parents once the youth move to permanency. We also tailor programs to meet the needs of young adults aging out of DCFS on their own.

We are passionate, and we are committed to improving outcomes, reducing the burden on those serving these youth, and to overall assisting with the transition to permanency. We strongly believe foster care should be a temporary stay for youth until they return home or find a forever home. We also know that once the judge bangs the gavel, there are still issues to overcome. We are happy to be the healthcare partner to the Illinois DCFS system of care to help overcome those issues.

As a YouthCare HealthChoice Illinois member, you have access to many services, resources and experienced staff. They can help you find a provider, plan an appointment or find transportation. You can call us at 844-289-2264 (TTY: 711), Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. You can also view more information in our Member Handbook.