The Illinois Provider Directory was created in 2001 to assist families and pediatricians in identifying providers who are interested in working with children, youth, and young adults with special health care needs. Individuals with special health care needs are those who have or are at an increased risk for chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional conditions and who require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children in general. Finding the necessary health care providers can be a difficult and often overwhelming task for individuals and families seeking services. This online resource establishes a single source for locating information about providers who care for children, youth, and young adults with special health care needs. The directory includes listings for pediatricians, family physicians, pediatric specialists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech pathologists, audiologists, mental health specialists, pediatric dentists, and other health care providers.
If you are a health care provider in Illinois and are interested in caring for children, youth, or young adults with special health care needs, you are invited to click the "Provider Sign-Up" button and complete a free online application. This directory allows you to enter information about your professional credentials and your practice. You will receive an email confirming your submission and your listing will appear in the directory within 48 hours. You can login to the directory at any time to update or change your listing.
If you or a family member are looking for a health care provider, please click on the "Find a Provider" button. You can search by location, provider/practice name, specialty area, type of special health care needs served, ages served, languages spoken, and whether the provider accepts Medicaid/All Kids/Public Aid.
Ongoing support for this directory is made possible by the Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP). ICAAP is a not-for-profit professional membership organization representing 2300 pediatricians in the state of Illinois who dedicate their work to the health and well-being of children and adolescents. With physicians in private practice, public health institutions, and academic centers of excellence, the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics represents the diversity of health care providers.
The implementation and maintenance of the Illinois Provider Directory for Children, Youth, and Young Adults with Special Health Care Needs is made possible, in part, through the generous support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).