Thanks for your help. I'm in IL/Chicago, BTW.
It makes sense to just pay for visits out of pocket but i'm afraid if something were to happen, something more serious that would require medical intervention, we would have a major problem.
I have read the posts about non-vax friently pediatricians in Chicago, but none of them accepts Medicaid. One I have found does not accept new patients on Medicaid.
I would be very comfortable seeing either someone at Homefirst or Dr. Minkus. Both aren't too far from us.
Our old doctor said we have to come in for the baby well visits (Medicaid). If I have a private insurance, can I decide how often to come? How often do typically non vaxers come? Any well visits at all? Only when their child is sick?
Obviously, I'm very new to all this and really appreciate your help. Thanks again.
As for the case worker, I don't even know who she works for. She said they have to check her weight and such, iron levels, whether she is up to date (probably meaning vaccines). No mention of my home. Wouldn't visit me if I come to their office. It seems like what some of my friends who use WIC have to undergo a few times a year (about 7 or 8 times I think). But I don't get anything from WIC. I have to ask her. We got into a little argument the last time because I admitted to cosleep with my daughter...now I know not to tell openly.
I'm a nature loving homeschooler that misses nursing and cloth diapering my ever so quickly growing children.
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