What is Illinois Healthy Women?
Governor Blagojevich's Illinois Healthy Women program helps women get the birth control services they want
and need. It provides women with healthcare coverage for family planning and birth control services. The
program is voluntary and services are confidential. Most services are free. Small co-pays may apply to
some services like brand name prescription drugs.
What does Illinois Healthy Women cover?
Illinois Healthy Women covers family planning (birth control) and certain services provided at the family
planning visit, such as the physical exam, pap tests, lab tests for family planning, testing and medicine for
sexually transmitted infections found during a family planning visit, and sterilization. Illinois Healthy Women
also covers mammograms, multivitamins and folic acid if they are ordered by the doctor during the family
Who is eligible?
Women from age 19 through 44 who are U.S. Citizens or legal permanent residents with a Social Security
number, live in Illinois, and are not currently pregnant or sterilized may qualify. Women must meet the income
levels to be enrolled in Illinois Healthy Women.
What are the income levels?
Illinois Healthy Women covers women with family income
below the levels shown in the chart for families of different
How do women sign up?
Women will be automatically enrolled if they are leaving
another Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) program
because they no longer qualify. There is also an application
that can be filled out and sent to HFS. Women can get an
application by calling 1-800-226-0768, or by visiting the Web
site at www.illinoishealthywomen.com to print a mail-in
What is the Pink card?
The Pink card shows coverage for family planning (birth
control) under Illinois Healthy Women. Women will need to show the Pink card to their healthcare provider.
For additional information about Illinois Healthy Women and to find a doctor, clinic, medical provider or
pharmacy that provides these services and accepts the Pink Illinois Healthy Women card:
Visit our Web site at www.illinoishealthywomen.com, or
Call 1-800-226-0768. If you use a TTY, call 1-877-204-1012. The call is free.
Illinois Healthy Women
State of Illinois
Rod R. Blagojevich, Governor
Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Barry S. Maram, Director
Printed by the Authority of the State of Illinois
HFS 3711HW (R-4-08) P.O. # ?????, copies ?????
Call 1-800-226-0768 for the most
current monthly income levels.
2008 Income Levels
Family Size Monthly Income
1 $1,733 or less
2 $2,333 or less
3 $2,933 or less
4 $3,533 or less
5 $4,133 or less