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Welcome to the Meridian Medicaid Plan. We are here to connect you to the care and support you need to live your healthiest, happiest life.

Learn more about our plan.

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new to Medicaid and
HealthChoice Illinois?

It's easy to choose Meridian as your Medicaid health plan.

The Meridian Medicaid Plan is a Medicaid managed care plan in Illinois. It is open to everyone in HealthChoice Illinois. Most people who get Medicaid will be enrolled in HealthChoice Illinois.

Need to apply for Medicaid? Apply online.

 

After you apply for Medicaid, follow these steps to enroll in Meridian:

Get started

After you are approved for medical benefits, you will get an enrollment packet in the mail. This packet will explain how to enroll in a managed care plan. Read it carefully.

Select a primary care provider

Before you enroll, you will need to select a primary care provider (PCP). This provider will be your go-to for all of your care needs.

Enroll

Once you have found a PCP in the Meridian network, it’s time to enroll. Use the simple online portal to pick Meridian as your health plan.

Say hello to Meridian

After you enroll in our plan, we will send you your member ID card in the mail. You will also get your member handbook in the mail.

 

Prefer to enroll in Meridian over the phone? Follow Step 2 to pick a PCP. Then call Illinois Client Enrollment Services at 1-877-912-8880 (TTY: 1-866-565-8576). You can call Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The call is free.

 


already a member of another
HealthChoice Illinois plan?

You can join Meridian during your Open Enrollment period.

Open Enrollment is when you can pick a new Medicaid plan. It happens once per year.

 

Follow these steps to enroll in Meridian during your Open Enrollment period:

Get started

You will get a letter when it is your Open Enrollment period. Read it carefully.

Select a primary care provider

Make sure your primary care provider (PCP) is in our network. Use our Provider Finder to check. If you need a PCP, you can find a trusted provider in our network.

Enroll

Once you have found an in-network provider, it’s time to enroll. Use the simple online portal to pick Meridian as your health plan.

Say hello to Meridian

After you enroll in our plan, we will send you your member ID card in the mail. You will also get your member handbook in the mail.

 

Prefer to enroll in Meridian over the phone? Follow Step 2 to pick a PCP. Then call Illinois Client Enrollment Services at 1-877-912-8880 (TTY: 1-866-565-8576). You can call Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The call is free.

about the Meridian Medicaid Plan

say hello to a brighter
Medicaid plan?

discover no-cost coverage for the

whole family.

 

Get the care you need from trusted providers. We have a large network of primary care providers (PCPs),

specialists, dentists, therapists, and more. It’s easy to find a provider near you. Just use our Provider Search tool.

Remember, there are no copays or deductibles for covered services.


Primary Care

Visits to your PCP or women’s healthcare provider are included in your plan.

 



Specialty Care

No referrals are needed to see specialists.

 


Behavioral Health

There is no cost for therapy and substance use services.

 


Dental Care

The whole family can see the dentist.

 


Virtual Care

Visit your provider, right on your phone or computer.

 


Hospital Care

We also cover lab tests and X-rays.


Free Rides

We’ll give you a lift! Call us to go to a provider's office, pharmacy, medical equipment provider, or WIC assistance site.



24/7 Nurse Advice Line

Our nurses are here to answer your health questions anytime.

welcome to convenient, no-cost
prescriptions

It’s easy to get the medications you need. We have 1,500 in-network pharmacies, including Walgreens. You can get covered prescriptions at no cost to you.

 

 

extra benefits that help you live
brighter

We want to do everything we can to support you throughout your wellness journey. That’s why we offer extra benefits to help you feel your best.


Gift Cards

Get rewarded for taking care of yourself and your family! With Meridian, you can earn gift cards for going to see your PCP, getting needed tests and screenings, and more.



Weight & Wellness

We offer nutrition services to qualifying members.

 


Support for New Moms

We want every baby to start life off bright. Through our Start Smart for Your Baby® program, we offer support, education, and rewards to pregnant members and new parents. We even offer gift cards and free baby gear to qualifying members!

 

questions?

We’re here to answer any questions you may have. Just give us a call. Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST, at 866-606-3700 (TTY: 711).
 

Contact us

Meridian Member Services:
866-606-3700
Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST (TTY: 711)

  

Illinois Client Enrollment Services will send you information about your health plan choices when it is time for you to make a health plan choice and during your Open Enrollment period.

Meridian complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

ATTENTION: If you speak Spanish, language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 1-866-606-3700 (TTY: 711).

The Meridian Medicaid Plan is a managed care health plan. It is part of HealthChoice Illinois.

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