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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.


Medicaid patients can and should have access to medications that are medically necessary. This section has approved drug lists and other regulations.

The Illinois Medicaid program covers prescription drugs, as well as some over-the-counter (OTC) products, made by manufacturers that have a signed rebate agreement with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Some prescription drugs and OTC products require prior approval from HFS before reimbursement. 

Notices and Announcements

Pharmaceutical Labelers

Pharmacy Links

Preferred Drug List (PDL)

Preferred Drug List Process

Drug Prior Approval

MEDI Frequently Asked Questions