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1020 S. Arlington Heights Rd.                                         4709 N. Harlem Ave
Arlington Heights, IL, 60005                                 Harwood Heights, IL 60706
tel. 847-749-4340                                              tel.773-922-9007


Medical Card Braces Coverage in Illinois

Medical Card BracesOrthodontist Dr. Yarmolyuk accepts limited number of patients with Illinois Medical Card for orthodontic treatment: braces

If your child has Illinois Medical Card program his orthodontic treatment might be covered under the program. To be eligible for orthodontic coverage your child must first be seen for a consultation with our orthodontist and then get a pre-approval from the state of Illinois.

For details about Medical Card braces coverage in Illinois, please read bellow or call our office to set up a free consultation with our orthodontist.

Medical Card Orthodontic/Braces Coverage Explained

Medical Card (Medicaid) is a government-funded health care coverage available to low-income families and individuals in the state of Illinois. Illinois has two Medical Card programs for children: Family Care and All Kids.

All Kids insurance provides health care to children of low-income families, while Family Care provides coverage for children and their parents. Both of these programs might assists in paying braces.

Who qualifies for braces under Illinois Medical Card (Medicaid)?

Children covered under Illinois Medical Card are eligible for orthodontic coverage as long as they have all permanent teeth and get pre-approved by the state for braces. The first step to getting a state pre-approval is obtaining a consultation with a state certified orthodontist.

Our orthodontist serves the residents of the following areas:
  • Cook County: Chicago, Mount Prospect, Des Plaines, Wheeling, Arlington Heights, Skokie, Prospect Heights, Forest Park, Elk Grove Village, Palatine, Schaumburg, Niles, Glenview, Evanston, Wheeling, Park Ridge, Berwyn, Rolling Meadows, Blue Island, Burbank, Bridgeview, Calumet City, Harvey, Hometown, Markham, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Cicero, Barrington, Alsip, Brookfield, Flossmoor
  • DuPage County: Wood Dale, Aurora, Batavia, Elmhurst, Naperville, St. Charles, Wheaton, Bensenville, Burr Ridge, Lisle, Glendale Heights, Glen Ellyn, Itasca, Lombard, Roselle, Villa Park, Bartlett, Carol Stream, Addison, Roselle, Bloomingdale, Bolingbrook, Westmont, Woodridge, Willowbrook.
  • McHenry County: Woodstock, McHenry, Crystal Lake, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Algonquin, Cary, Island Lake, Harvard, Morengo, Johnsburg, Spring Grove, Lakemoor
  • Lake County: Waukegan, Zion, Round Lake, North Chicago, Highwood, Buffalo Grove, Northbrook, Deerfield, Lake Zurich, Mundelein, Gurnee, Grayslake, Libertyville, Highland Park, Lindenhurst, Lake Villa, Zion, Antioch, Vernon Hills, Wauconda, Fox Lake, Winthrop Harbor, Linconshire, Lake Bluff, Beach Park.
  • Kane County: Burlington, Big Rock, Hoffman Estates, Campton Hills, East Dundee, Elburn, Geneva, Gilberts, Sugar Grove, Kaneville, St. Charles, Sleepy Hollow, West Dundee, Carpentersville, Elgin, Algonquin, Dundee, Cary
  • Boone county: Belvidere, Poplar Grove, Caledonia, Capron, Cherry Valley, Timberlane
  • Winnebago county: Rockford, Rockton, Loves Park, Roscoe, Winnebago, Owens, South Beloit, New Millford, Harrison, Machesney Park, Cortland
  • DeKalb County: DeKalb, Sycamore, Genoa
  • Ogle County: Rochelle, Oregon, Byron
  • Lee County: Dixon, Sterling
  • Stephenson County: Freeport, Lena
  • Kankakee County: Bourbonnais, Kankakee, Monteno
  • Will County: Channahon, Lockport, Frankfort, Mokena, New Lenox, Plainfield, Shorewood, Romeoville, Minooka, Joliet, Bolingbrook, Tinley Park
  • Kendall County: Plano, Sandwich, Oswego, Yorkville
  • LaSalle County: Ottawa
  • Carrol County
  • Whiteside County
  • Grundy County
  • Other Illinois Counties
  • What type of orthodontic treatment can be covered by Medical Card (Medicaid)?

    Comprehenisive orthodontic treatment (braces) can be covered by Illinois Medical Card.
    Phase I orthodontic treatment, also known as interceptive or early treatment such as growh modification, palatal (upper jaw) expansion and multiple other fixed and/or removable orthodontic appliances are not covered by Illinois Medical Card. If you child requires Phase I interceptive treatment or a fixed or removable orthodontic appliance other than braces, you will be responsible for the cost of treatment.

    How do I find out if my child qualifies for braces under Illinois Medical Card program?

    To find out if your child will be covered for orthodontic treatment, you must first see our orthodontist for a free orthodontic consultation. At the complimentary consultation, our orthodontist Dr. Yarmolyuk will evaluate your child and will let you know if he/she qualifies to have the records (photographs and X-ray images) submitted for state pre-approval.

    There is no charge to you for initial orthodontic consultation and necessary records. Once the records are submitted to the state, it takes 2-3 weeks to get a pre-approval decision. The decision can be either "approved" or "denied" for orthodontic treatment.

    What if my child is approved by Illinois Medical Card for braces?

    If your child is approved for orthodontic treatment, we will schedule you for complete orthodontic records. At this appointment all necessary X-rays, photographs, models, and measurements will be taken and our orthodontist will discuss your child's treatment plan with you. After the records appointment we can proceed with your child orthodontic treatment.

    What if my child is "denied" for braces coverage through Illinois Medical Card?

    If your child does not qualify for orthodontic treatment through Illinois Medical Card program, you will get a letter stating that the tretment wad denied.

    However, we believe that every child deserves a beautiful, confident smile, so we will work with you to help you establish a financial arangement that will work for your family's budget. We understand that your child's future is very important to you and we will try to do everything possible to help you provide your child with a beautiful and healthy smile for a lifetime. We have multiple payment plans and options that could be customized to your budget.

    -Your Illinois Orthodontist Dr. Yarmolyuk and his team-

    Orthodontic Experts Ltd.
    1020 S. Arlington Heights Rd.
    Second Floor
    Arlington Heights, IL, 60005
    tel. (847) 749-4340

    NEW LOCATION COMING SOON : Just blocks away from HIP Mall
    Orthodontic Experts West Ltd.
    Yaroslav Yarmolyuk DDS, MS and Cleidy Arboleda DDS, MS
    4709 N. Harlem Ave
    Harwood Heights, IL, 60706
    tel. 773-922-9007

    Para obtener información acerca de la que cobertura la tarjeta médica de ortodoncia (frenos) españoles visitar Tarjeta médica frenos
    For more information about Illinois Medical Card orthodontic coverage visit Public Aid Braces or
    Medicaid Orthodontist Illinois


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