HealthWorks of Illinois is a collaborative effort between the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the Illinois Department of Human Services to provide comprehensive medical case management services for children in the custody of DCFS.


The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) serves as the HealthWorks Lead Agency for DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties. DCHD HealthWorks maintains a network of healthcare providers for services to children in foster care, including initial health screenings, comprehensive health examinations, primary care physicians and specialty care physicians. HealthWorks staff, foster parents and caseworkers work closely together to ensure that foster children receive appropriate and timely medical care.

Case Manager Responsibilities

DCHD HealthWorks Case Managers serve as a medical resource for foster parents by providing support in choosing and accessing medical care providers and a primary care physician to ensure all the necessary exams are scheduled and received. HealthWorks Case Managers are responsible for compiling and maintaining a complete record of each foster child's medical history. Case Managers maintain regular contact with foster parents to provide support, information and resources and to maintain updated medical care information on foster children.


Families eligible for the DCHD HealthWorks program are referred by DCFS.