Covid-19 Updates

Healthcare Enrollment Assistance

DeKalb County Health Department can help our community with free healthcare assistance enrolling in Marketplace Insurance, Medicaid, and All Kids Insurance. Our certified application counselor may be able to help you if you qualify for one of these programs. DeKalb County Community Mental Health Board provides funding for this program.

What do I need for an appointment?

In order to provide you with the best service possible, please bring the following documents to your appointment:

  • Current proof of address
  • Current proof of income (pay stubs, unemployment paperwork, W-2 forms, etc.)
  • Photo I.D.
  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Any other documents requested during time of interview

Marketplace Insurance

Marketplace offers standardized health insurance plans to individuals, families and small businesses. Eligibility requirements apply.


Medicaid is a state funded program for those that are under 65 years of age. Eligibility requirements apply.

All Kids Insurance

All Kids is an Illinois program for children who need comprehensive, affordable health insurance, regardless of immigration status or health condition. Eligibility requirements apply.


Report Fraud/OIG Hotline

To report suspected cases of fraud, waste, or abuse in Federal HHS programs, use our online OIG Hotline form. You may also call, mail, or fax us using the information below.

Phone: 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477)

Fax: (800) 223-8164
TTY: 1-800-377-4950

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Inspector General
P.O. Box 23489
Washington, DC 20026

How do I set up an appointment?

Phone: 815-748-2498
Fax: 815-748-2491

Open Enrollment Key Dates to Remember

Call to schedule your appointment with our Certified Application Counselor for open enrollment.

October 15-31
If you previously have had Marketplace Insurance, look for your renewal notice and verification documents in the mail.

November-January 15
Open enrollment will be open for coverage. Our Certified Application Counselor can help you submit your application.

January 15- CMS extended date
Last day for open enrollment! This is the last day you can submit a Marketplace application. The deadline was originally December 15, 2021, but has been extended through January 15,  2022.