CountyCare is a New Medicaid Benefits Program for Adults
Olympia Fields, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center, Inc. announced that it has scheduled a series of events at its community health centers to promote awareness and assist eligible adults in enrolling in CountyCare, Cook County’s new Medicaid benefits program for adults. The first of these events are set for Saturday, March 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Aunt Martha’s health centers in Chicago Heights (1536 Vincennes Ave.) and Hazel Crest (17850 S. Kedzie, on the campus of Advocate South Suburban Hospital).
“Aunt Martha’s is proud to have been chosen as a participating provider in the CountyCare network, but this program will only be successful if we are able to connect with the thousands of uninsured adults living in our community,” said Ray Medina, Senior Vice President of the agency’s health care services. “Over the next several weeks, we plan to start making those connections.”
CountyCare is operated by the State of Illinois and the Cook County Health and Hospitals Systems (CCHHS). Under the program, which was made available under health reform, individuals in will get their health care from Cook County doctors or from community health centers like those operated by Aunt Martha’s.
Eligibility for CountyCare is limited to uninsured adults between ages 19-64 who do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare. Enrollees must: be residents of Cook County; must meet annual income limits; be a legal immigrant for five years or more or a US citizen, and must have a Social Security number or have applied for one.
Between March 30 and April 20, Aunt Martha’s will host six enrollment fairs at its sites in Chicago and south suburban Cook County. For more information, visit www.auntmarthas.org or call toll-free (877) 692-8686.
About Aunt Martha’s Youth Center, Inc.
Aunt Martha’s Youth Center is licensed by the State of Illinois to provide child welfare, substance abuse treatment and childcare services. All services are, including primary and behavioral health care, are accredited by the Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of the nation’s health care system through voluntary accreditation. Serving nearly 80,000 individual clients each year through 18 community health centers, Aunt Martha’s remains true to its founding vision to respond to the needs of youth, families and communities by providing access to the resources, knowledge and services necessary to help them thrive. Visit us at www.auntmarthas.org more information.