In partnership with the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) and Patient Innovation Center (PIC), the Office of Student Health and Wellness (OSHW) can assist you a number of health-related programs.
Many CPS students arrive at schools without reliable access to health care or nutritious meals. Without these basic needs, attendance and behavioral issues are more likely, and student success can be jeopardized.
While some areas of care are addressed through our meals, as well as Vision and Hearing programs, the majority of our students are also eligible for Medicaid and SNAP (also known as LINK/Food Stamps). Through these programs children and their families can receive medical care at a reduced or no cost, and regular access to the food they need for good health.
To encourage and ease enrollment in these programs, CPS is proud to partner with the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) and the Patient Innovation Center (PIC) to open 16 enrollment hubs across the District this month.
With special thanks to our partner schools, each network will host one site, where an Enrollment Specialist will work with families on an appointment or walk-in basis to share information about the programs, and assist in completing their application(s).
You’ll find a full list of enrollment hubs attached. As individual sites open throughout the month, we will share more information with the appropriate Network on how school communities can best engage with them.
Leaflets advertising ways to learn more about benefit programs are attached below.
Healthy CPS health hotline: (773) 553-KIDS (5437)
CFBU Leaflet - English
CBFU Leaflet - Spanish
Children and Family Benefits Enrollments Sites