Overview

Health Care for Youth in Foster Care

Health Care for Youth in Foster Care

The Foster Health Care Program specializes in providing comprehensive health care services and consultation for youth in foster care and out-of-home placements.

Changing Lives…one child at a time.

Youth will receive care by medical providers experienced with the needs of children in foster care including:

  • Health and well child care: mandated well-child evaluation and education;
  • Care for children or teens when ill or needing medical follow-up;
  • Gynecological and reproductive care for teens; and
  • Care coordination with case workers, mental health professionals, and other specialists as needed.

Who is Eligible?

Children 0-21 years of age residing in shelter, kinship, foster care, or other out-of-home placements and those that do not have a primary health care provider are eligible.

We provider a medical home for youth in Department of Child and Family Services custody to:

  • Improve outcomes for youth within a system of care familiar with the complex medical emotional, and social needs of these children,
  • Provide continuity of health care, and
  • Facilitate coordination of care.