Specially trained counselors, called Navigators, will be able to assist Winnebago residents and answer questions for free. Navigators can cover topics such including the types of coverage offered, how to get coverage, plan costs and financial help, Medicaid, local resources and more.
Juliana Barker, In-Person Counselor Coordinator for Winnebago County, “Residents do not have to see a Navigator to apply for coverage. The process can be completed from anywhere with a computer or phone.” Applications can be completed online at www.getcoveredillinois.gov or via the phone at 866-311-1119 (daily from 8am - 8pm). The website is also available in Spanish at www.getcoveredillinois.gov/es and phone lines support many additional languages.
“Drive to Coverage” Winnebago County Health Department In-Person Counselor Partner Events
When: Saturday, December 14, 10 am- Noon
Where: Rockford Public Library East Branch, 6685 E. State St., Rockford
When: Saturday, December 14, 10 am- 2 pm
Where: Rockford Public Library Main Branch, 215 N. Wyman St., Rockford
When: Saturday, December 14, 9 am- Noon
Where: OSF Prompt Care (Southridge), 4423 Manchester Drive, Rockford
When: Saturday, December 14, 10 am - 2 pm (Information in Spanish)
Where: Booker Washington Center, 524 Kent Street, Rockford
Winnebago County Health Department Get Covered Illinois In-Person Counselor Grant Partners
All of these partner agencies have federally trained and certified In-Person Counselors available to assist you with any questions you have and are ready to help you complete the enrollment process. Residents can also visit the Winnebago County Health Department website at www.wchd.org, for more information.
City of Rockford - Human Services Division 815-987-5711
La Voz Latina 815-965-5784
Lifescape Community Services 815-963-1609
OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center 815-395-5349, or 815-227-2620
Rockford Health System 815-971-7070
Swedish American Health System 815-968-4400
UIC-Rockford School of Medicine 815-395-0600
Winnebago County Health Department 815-720-4247
YWCA of Rockford 815-316-6127