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Special Needs Children

On February 1, 2020, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) moved all children with special needs into managed care. The HealthChoice of Illinois Special Needs Children (SNC) program helps ensure that the best health outcomes are achieved and care gaps are decreased for special needs children.

Special needs children includes:

Special needs children includes:

  • Children receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

  • Children enrolled in the Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) Core Program

  • Children with a physical disability category

We’re committed to helping our members with special needs. That’s why we have: 


  • Put together a team of doctors who specialize in:


    • Physical health
    • Behavioral health
    • Social supports needed by children with special needs
  • Continued to work in partnership with the DSCC. We make sure that you get the right care for your child’s special health needs and goals.  

  • Created an extended provider network to help your child get the care they need.

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