If you receive Medicaid assistance from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services and need to find a provider in your area who accepts that coverage, you can search for one online or over the phone. Either way allows you to find doctors in your area that can treat your specific condition, and the online service in particular makes it easy to find someone who meets your exact specifications.
To find a provider online, visit the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services website and click on the link "Choose" at the top of the page. Then click on "Find Providers" on the next page, and click the "Search for Providers" link. In the new window that opens, you can search for Medicaid providers based on:
- Zip code
- Provider type
- Provider specialty
- Hospital affiliation
- Group practice
Over the Phone
You also n call the Health Care Benefits Helpline at 1-866-468-7543 and ask which doctors accept Medicaid in your area. If you need to find a dentist that accepts Medicaid, call DentaQuest at 1-888-286-2447. Have your Medicaid card or number handy when calling.