Illinois Healthy Women Program – Get Your Pink Card Today!

Illinois Healthy Women

If you meet the following requirements, you may be eligible for free family planning and birth control services under the Illinois Healthy Women Program.

You are eligible if:

  • You are at least 19 and no older than 44
  • You are a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a Social Security Number
  • You live in Illinois
  • You meet the income guidelines
  • You have no health insurance coverage for birth control and
  • You are currently not pregnant

Visit Illinois Health Women to get the income guidelines or to apply for benefits.


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  1. Juanita Thompkins says:

    This is a great program, but what about the older women?

  2. I am not sure what is available to older women. Contact the state to inquire.

  3. nursekaci says:

    Have you ever looked into the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program. Depending on your age, you may qualify for cervical and breast exams including Mammograms, paptest, etc. Go to

  4. Shorty says:

    Thank you for sharing this site. I want to my site a big huge health resource for Chicago. This is appreciated.

  5. susie mancera says:

    how do I renew my pink card?

  6. Shorty says:

    You need to contact the state for more information, but normally they send you the documents to renew.

  7. aga says:

    I don’t have SS can I do pink card?

  8. Shorty says:

    You have to contact the state to find out if benefits are available.

  9. Ruby says:

    This is a great program, BUT anytime I call in for any service, like card renewal, the wait time is ridiculous. Waiting on hold for over an hour is not convenient at all! Also if there is a renewal how ever often it may be, a renewal form or some type of awareness should be issued to notify anyone so that when you go to the pharmacy to get your prescription, you will not run into these problems like I am

  10. maritza says:

    Can this help with not getting a fee for not having a medical insurance.. I’m talking about the Obama law?

  11. Tari says:

    That was me exact problem Ruby. Apparently my benefits ran out and I never received a request for renewal. I got to the pharmacy to pick up my monthly prescription and was turned away due to the medication not being covered because my coverage has expired. I work Monday-Friday 8-5 and it is impossible to contact them with the wait time exceeding 1 hour when my lunch break is only 30minutes. It would be nice if renewal paperwork was mailed to you 1-3 months prior to expiration so you can be reapproved before your benefits run out. Now, from my understanding renewal is required yearly.

  12. Sheena Gardner says:

    Tara same thing happened to me .My birth control is 117$ a mth and I didnt get anything about my card expiring ..Now I am off the pills and on nothing .I dont get any help with anything else and im a single Mom ..Funny we cant get our stuff to prevent from having more kids but will pay for us to have another baby ..Makes sense..NOT!

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