A grant based program to oversee the maintenance of health care delivery for children in the legal care and custody of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and who are placed in substitute care families located in Kendall County.
Foster parents are responsible for:
- Obtaining an initial health screening (If not completed before placement)
- Selecting a primary care physician
- Scheduling a comprehensive health evaluation within 21 days of temporary custody
- Obtaining routine medical examinations, including immunizations
- Taking children for follow-up medical appointments or referrals for further medical assessment, treatment or services
- Informing the child's caseworker, of medical problems or the need for medical services, as they occur
- Making the child's Health Passport available to all medical providers at at each health visit
- Bringing the child's Health Passport to each Administrative Case Review
Foster parents must contact the Health Department as soon as a child in DCFS custody is placed in their home. The purpose of this call is to select a primary care physician in order to schedule a Comprehensive Health Evaluation. The child's caseworker must provide the foster parent with an Encounter Form and Medical Consent to take to the Comprehensive Health Evaluation.
Foster parents can call the Kendall County Health Department (640) 553-9100 to obtain referrals for needed health services or providers.
A program offering referral and resources to pregnant and postpartum women and newborn infants through the first year of life. Services include:
- Prenatal and Infant Education - teaching mothers how to stay healthy during pregnancy, how to be ready for labor and delivery, and how to keep new babies healthy with well child visits and immunizations.
- Health Insurance - assistance with obtaining access to health care with the State of Illinois All Kids program.
- On-going support - one person is assigned to each pregnant woman and mom to provide on-going support and answer question until the baby's first birthday.
- Basic needs - we give referrals and directions to other programs so families can get items they need to be safe and healthy.
Participants of the Family Case Management program also participate in the WIC supplemental nutrition program.
Provide education, resources and referral, and follow up for residents of Kendall County with lead poisoning prevention questions or concerns. Coordinate care for children with elevated blood lead levels.
More information on Lead can be found by visiting the CDC's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention page.