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Enrollment in the Health Benefits for Immigrant Adults (HBIA) program will be temporarily paused effective July 1, 2023.

Enrollment in the Health Benefits for Immigrant Seniors (HBIS) program will be temporarily paused effective Nov. 6, 2023.

Safety Training

Safety Training Certification Requirement

All Providers of non-emergency medicar and service car transportation are required under Public Act 95-501 and Administrative Code  89 Ill. Adm. Code 140.490(f) to certify that all drivers and employee attendants have completed safety training certification every three years.  Medicar and service car providers receiving federal funding under 49 U.S.C. 5307 or 5311, are not subject to the safety training program certification requirement during the period of federal funding. Documentation of the federal funding period must be made available to the Illinois Depatment of Healthcare and Family Services upon request.

The current list of State of Illinois Medicaid approved safety training providers is on the HFS Website and is shown below:

Safety Training Certification Providers Inc

Classroom training is available at the following Chicago locations: Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, Illinois and Triton College, River Grove, Illinois. Inc. provides alternate classroom availability throughout the greater Chicago area and for those who are unable to travel to a fixed classroom location, the option of their trainers traveling to the provider’s location for training services. Training Program content may be viewed at:

Contact Information

Jimmie Hamp

E-mail: Jimmie Hamp

Business telephone: 773-726-3466 

Illinois Rural Transit Assistance Center at Western Illinois University

Classroom sessions are offered throughout Illinois. Rural Transit Assistance Center trainers will come directly to the provider’s facilities for a fee. Specific details are agreed upon between the trainer and provider.

Contact Information:

Mable Kreps

Telephone: 1-800-526-9943 or 309-298-2141 

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Classroom training is available at the following locations: John A Logan College, Lewis & Clark Community College, and Prairie State College. SIU Carbondale can provide information on Illinois Community Colleges throughout the state that offer classroom sessions for drivers and attendants. 

Contact Information:

Jackie Welch, Coordinator
Conference and Scheduling Services
Mail Code 6705
Southern Illinois University
1255 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
Phone: 618-536-7751
Fax: 618-453-5680


Specialty Needs Transportation (SNT)

SNT provides a Non-Emergency Transport Safety Course for a fee. Class dates and fee schedule will be determined by course director. 

Contact Information: 

Tom Gandurski, General Manager and Course Director
Phone:  708-532-00880 Ext 1111
Fax: 618-453-5680

Bella's HH Transportation LLC

Contact Information:

Pepper McClendon – 217-607-1788
Bella's HH Transportation LLC
4102 Colleen Dr Suite F 
Champaign, IL 61822
(217) 530-4432