Medicaid

Mental Health
7. Planning For Your Future And Aging Out Of Foster Care


Medicaid

When you are in foster care, you are covered by a form of health insurance called Medicaid. About three months before you leave foster care, your agency should apply for "transitional" Medicaid for you. Transitional Medicaid will last three months after you are discharged. Before your transitional Medicaid runs out, you should receive a package in the mail to apply for your own Medicaid coverage. Make sure you complete these forms immediately and mail the back, so that you don’t have any gaps in your health insurance coverage. If you have any questions or need help, contact your caseworker or lawyer.