Extra Benefits & Rewards

CountyCare wants to support you and your family in staying healthy.

As a CountyCare member, you get extra benefits and rewards on top of your regular health care coverage.

CountyCare OTC Rewards Card

The CountyCare OTC Rewards Card Program lets you earn rewards to spend on health and household items at participating stores.

How it works:

When you or your children go to the doctor for certain services CountyCare will send you a CountyCare OTC Rewards Card in the mail. The card will have a cash credit on it based on the services you or your children received. Once you activate the card you can use it to purchase items from several stores including Dollar General, Walgreens, Walmart and more! Anytime you see your doctor for an eligible service CountyCare will credit your existing card with the eligible amount.

Members have six months from the date the reward is added to their OTC card to use the credit. After six months the reward will expire.

  1. Use the card to purchase household and health items from these participating stores.
    • CVS (not in Target stores)
    • Dollar General
    • Family Dollar
    • Walmart
    • Walgreens
  2. Keep your card! We will add more rewards as you earn them.
    • Alcohol and tobacco products cannot be purchased.
  3. Get the Free Smartphone App – You can keep up with the CountyCare Rewards Program on your phone. Download the OTC Card Network app for Apple or Android to:
    • Check your balance
    • Locate stores
    • View eligible items and discounts

Rewards:

CountyCare will give each member 16 months and older a $25 reward for seeing their assigned PCP for an annual check-up.

Learn more about the CountyCare OTC Rewards Card:

What Can I Buy With My Rewards Card?

Here are some examples of what you can buy with your CountyCare OTC Rewards Card.

BABY CARE

  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Nursing items
  • Baby powder
  • Diaper bags
  • Bottles
  • Formula
  • Training pants
  • Children’s medicines
  • Children’s cough and cold medicines
  • Children’s allergy medicines
  • Children’s stomach medicine
  • Children’s vitamins
  • Baby food
  • Pacifiers
  • Teething relief
  • Baby clothes
  • Toys
  • Bibs

WOMEN’S CARE

  • Feminine pads and tampons
  • Panty liners
  • Nursing items
  • Antifungal creams

PAIN RELIEF 

  • Aspirin
  • Acetaminophen
  • Ibuprofen
  • Muscle pain creams
  • Joint pain medicines

DIGESTION MEDICINES 

  • Antacids
  • Laxatives
  • Stomach medicines
  • Anti-gas medicines
  • Diarrhea treatments
  • Hemorrhoid creams

DIABETIC SUPPLIES 

  • Foot bath supplies
  • Home health items
  • ACE bandages
  • Bathtub and toilet rails
  • Grab bars
  • Mattress covers
  • Air purifiers

WELLNESS ITEMS 

  • Vitamins
  • Nutrition bars
  • Sports drinks
  • Weight loss food and shakes
  • Sun care
  • Aspirin
  • Insect repellents

EVERYDAY NEEDS 

  • Deodorants
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Denture supplies
  • Chapstick
  • Mouthwash
  • Band-Aids
  • Shaving cream and razors
  • Shampoos and conditioners
  • Soap and body wash
  • Body lotions
  • Sunscreen
  • First aid kits
  • Wireless phone cards
  • Air & fabric fresheners
  • Cleaners & waxes
  • Cleaning tools
  • Plastic foil & paper products
  • Insecticides, rodenticides & pesticides
  • Eye care
  • Contact solution
  • Contact cases
  • Eye drops
  • Reading glasses
  • Sunglasses

CountyCare OTC Rewards Card cannot be used to buy alcohol or tobacco products.

Brighter Beginnings for Expecting and New Parents

Brighter Beginnings is a program to help expecting families and babies stay healthy during pregnancy and after the baby is born.

This includes a variety of extra benefits and rewards to help support you during pregnancy and once your baby is born.  CountyCare Members can:

  • Receive free, at-home pregnancy tests.
  • Earn cash rewards for seeing their prenatal provider, baby’s doctor’s visits and immunizations.
  • A free car seat, portable crib & Sleep Safe Kit, free diapers, a breast pump and more during pregnancy and after birth.

To learn more about all of the extra benefits and rewards CountyCare provides for new and expecting families, visit our Brighter Beginnings page.

Free LASIK Eye Surgery

CountyCare is the first and only Medicaid plan in Illinois that covers LASIK surgery.

What is LASIK eye surgery?

LASIK is a surgical procedure that is used to correct vision problems by reshaping the corneas. It can be effective in fixing your vision for distance and astigmatism. It may not be as effective for correcting your vision seeing things near or close up. After surgery, you may no longer need contacts or glasses.

Who's eligible?

You will go through an eye exam and a refractive exam to determine if you are a candidate. Only a trained eye care doctor can tell you if you are a candidate for LASIK surgery. You must also be a CountyCare member the day of surgery to be covered. All LASIK eye surgery procedures will be performed at Cook County Health.

Is LASIK eye surgery right for you?

While LASIK has been shown to be safe and effective, there can be complications or side effects. Make sure to discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Interested? Here’s what to do:

  • Print the LASIK evaluation form.
  • Make an appointment for a general eye exam with an eye doctor who is in the CountyCare network. Click here to Find a Provider.
  • Be sure to fill out all of your information on the LASIK evaluation form and bring it with you to your appointment.
  • If no issues come up on your first eye exam, you will be contacted to schedule a refractive eye exam. This is a pre-surgery exam to determine if LASIK is right for you.
  • If you are determined to be eligible, your LASIK surgery will be scheduled within 30 days of your exam.

Call CountyCare Member Services at 312-864-8200 for details or if you have questions.

Weight Watchers Vouchers

CountyCare members 13 and older get free vouchers to attend Weight Watchers meetings. Call Member Services at 312-864-8200 to request yours, and we will mail them to you.

Free Cell Phone

The program provides free minutes for calls to CountyCare Member Services.

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