Family Case Management (FCM)
The program shares your hopes and dreams for your new baby. Welcoming a newborn baby into your family can be overwhelming. Health practices during pregnancy and the first year of the baby’s life are critical for your child’s future healthy growth and development.
The program helps you get health care during pregnancy and infancy, and provides information you need to have a healthy baby. FCM is a program for low-income families.
Being a parent is definitely a learning experience, but you do not have to do it alone.
Fees and EligibilityThere are no fees. You are eligible to receive FCM services if you
- Are pregnant
- Are a resident of the State of Illinois
- Have a family income at or below 200 % of the federal poverty level (please check with staff for income information)
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q) What can the Family Case Management program do for me?
- Assist you to find a doctor for your prenatal care to make sure you have a healthy baby
- Assist you to find a doctor for your baby’s care
- Help you apply for Medicaid
- Give you information about health on topics that interest you such as:
- Infant growth and development
- Labor and childbirth
- Immunizations and Well Baby care
- Refer you to services available in the community
- Q) What do I need to bring to my appointment?
A) The Family Case Management staff will explain what you need to bring to your appointment.
- Q) How long will my appointment take?
A) Appointment times vary depending on the services. For your first appointment, usually allow a1 ½ to 2 hour time frame, or possibly longer with infants and children. You may bring a beverage and snack from home.
- Q) What is HealthWorks of Illinois?
A) Part of the FCM program, HealthWorks provides case management and referral services for foster children, age six (6) years or younger, in Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) custody. For more information, contact the program at 815-748-2438.
LinksBen Gordon Center
Child and Family Connections
Children's Home and Aid
Community Coordinated Child Care
DeKalb County Housing
DeKalb County Voluntary Action Center
Illinois Health Connect
Illinois Worknet Center
March of Dimes
Sudden Infant Death Services of Illinois