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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.

We are here to help support you through your pregnancy. The program guides you through prenatal appointments and explains how you can make sure your baby has health coverage.

During Pregnancy

You can earn $10 on a CountyCare Rewards Card for going to your prenatal visits (up to 14 visits).

You can also receive a $25 reward when you see your provider for a check-up 3-8 weeks after your baby’s birth. The card can be used for home and health items from stores like Walgreens, CVS (not at Target stores), Dollar General and Walmart.

After the Baby is Born

One of the most important things you can do is to make sure your baby has health coverage. In the week after your baby is born, call the Illinois Department of Human Services at 1-800-843-6154 or log on to the Application for Benefits Eligibility (ABE) System at www.abe.illinois.gov.

After you log on to ABE, go to Manage My Case to add your baby and choose to stay with CountyCare. If you would like assistance getting your baby enrolled, please reach out to your care coordinator who can walk you through the ABE process or contact Member Services at 312-864-8200.

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.

Free Diapers

CountyCare provides coupons for free diapers to children under two that are up-to-date on their shots.

Here’s how to get your FREE diapers:

  • When your baby is on schedule for shots, CountyCare mails you a coupon for a Jewel-Osco Baby Basics Jumbo Pack of diapers each month.
  • The coupon can be used at any Jewel-Osco location in the Chicagoland area. The cashier will verify your coupon when you check out.
  • To help you stay up-to-date, the coupon will also include a schedule so you know which shots your children need as they grow.
  • The best way to stay up-to-date on shots is to have regular well-child visits with your baby’s doctor.

All CountyCare families with a child under two will automatically receive a coupon for free diapers. You DO NOT need to register. We mail the coupon monthly when your baby’s shots are up-to-date.

To get your monthly diapers coupon, we must have your correct address. If you have recently moved, call Member Services at 312-864-8200 to confirm we have your updated information.

Free Car Seat

Pregnant women and children up to 8 years old enrolled with CountyCare are eligible for a free car seat. Call Member Services to request your car seat and we will ship it to your home. We suggest pregnant women call one month before their due date so they have the car seat when the baby is born.

Book Club for Kids

  • Members age 3 through 16 can receive a new book in the mail every 3 months by signing up for our annual book club.
  • Kids age 5 through 16 will receive a $10 Target gift card along with their book.
  • Please call Member Services at 312-864-8200 to enroll.

Free Home Pregnancy Test

Members of childbearing age can call Member Services at 312-864-8200 and request up to one pregnancy test a month. Money will be added to their OTC card so they can purchase a test, or it will be mailed to the address they provide.

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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