Everyone Deserves Access To Basic Health Care And Freedom And Make Decisions About Their Health

At Prairie State Legal Services, we help individuals and families obtain and maintain Medicaid and Medicare and obtain coverage for the healthcare services they need.We help older adults and people with disabilities get the help needed to remain in their own home or secure coverage for long-term care.

We empower older adults and people with disabilities to take charge of their healthcare decisions through powers of attorney. When necessary, we help family members obtain guardianship or other legal authority to care for loved ones. We help people who are HIV+ or who have AIDS obtain the care and services they need. In certain communities, we work with healthcare providers in a Medical-Legal Partnership to provide holistic services and address the legal needs of patients.

Our Services

  • Medical assistance denials, terminations, spend down issues (Medicaid, Medicare)
  • SSI/SSD applications for people living with HIV-AIDS
  • Nursing home discharges
  • Home care services
  • Guardianships of adults to ensure access to healthcare
  • Powers of attorney and other advance directives