Family Case Management

Learn about the impact that FCM has on our clients

What is Family Case Management?

 

Family Case Management (FCM) is a statewide program that provides comprehensive service coordination to improve the health, social, educational, and developmental needs of pregnant women, and infants (0 – 12 months) from low-income families in the communities of Illinois. Family Case Management aims to “assess current needs within the State and provide goals and objectives for improving the health of mothers, children, and for reducing infant mortality” (77 Ill. Adm Code 630.20).

 

Services Offered by Family Case Management

•Provide access to primary health care and connect you with other appropriate providers for your medical needs

•Identify and resolve service barriers

•Connect you with other programs or service that may be beneficial to you or your child

•Increase your awareness and understanding of normal and alarming signs during pregnancy

•Provide you with information on how to become a better parent

•Help you understand the importance of prenatal care and regularly scheduled well child visits

•Increase your awareness and understanding of normal and alarming signs during pregnancy

•Reduce infant mortality and morbidity

•Reduce very low and low birth rates

•Help you understand the stages of your child’s development

•Explain and help you understand the importance of immunizations for your child

•Provide you with educational feedback on the importance of Safe Sleep practices.
 
Local FCM programs develop close working relationships with physicians, hospitals, pharmacist, and other specialty medical providers. The FCM program also collaborates (and develops signed working agreements) with community agencies to address barriers in accessing medical services, child care, transportation, housing, food, mental health needs and substance abuse services.

 

Who is Eligible for Family Case Management?

 

If you are pregnant or have a child under the age of one and qualify for Medicaid, the WIC Program, or are part of a low-income family, you may be eligible.

Ask your doctor today about learning more about Family Case Management or call 847-608-1344 x 2101 to see if you are eligible.

 

What Can Family Case Management Connect You With?

 

•All Kids (Health Insurance)

•Child Care

•Counseling

•Domestic Violence

•Early Intervention

•Food Assistance

•Family Planning

•Financial Assistance

•Health Education

•Hearing / Vision

•Housing

•Immunizations

•Lead Screening

•Prenatal/Parenting Classes

•Smoking Cessation

•Substance Abuse

•Transportation

•Well child exams

•WIC

•And Many More!

 

Baby Showers

Each month we celebrate those moms that are nearing their final month of pregnancy with a baby shower. At this shower, we play games, learn about safety and additional resources, and have fun giveaways!