** As of May 2020, only some clinics are able to accept pending applications for full coverage. Please call our helpline (312-663-0338) if you need help finding a clinic that will accept your pending IL Medicaid application.
Note: Unfortunately, undocumented people are not eligible for Medicaid at this time. However CAF supports everyone, regardless of documentation status, and can connect undocumented people with full funding for abortion care
What is included at no-cost?
All aspects of the procedural (“surgical”) or medical ("pill") abortion appointment:
counseling and informed consent
procedure or medications (either dispensed or prescriptions)
IV sedation ("comfort shot") **
Rh immunoglobulin (i.e. Rhogam - if needed)
** Some clinics charge money for sedation. CAF can assist with these related costs. Please call our helpline (312-663-0338) if you need assistance with any of these charges.
What do I need to bring to the appointment?
Active Illinois Medicaid card (or copy/screen shot of card)
Copy or screen shot of pending Illinois Medicaid application (confirmation page or application status page with application number clearly visible. )
How do I know if I am eligible for Medicaid?
Go to the "Check if I Should Apply" tool, complete a brief/secure questionnaire. Follow instructions for the application process.
Eligibility requirements change in pregnancy - it is always worth applying.