How To Pay For Healthcare Services While In Foster Care

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2. Your right to sexual health care


How To Pay For Healthcare Services While In Foster Care

All young people in foster care are automatically enrolled in Medicaid, a type of public health insurance. Medicaid pays for ALL reproductive health care, including pregnancy-related care, sexual health care and abortion services. If you have a baby while in foster care, your baby will automatically be enrolled in Medicaid.

When planning for your discharge from foster care, in addition to all of the transition planning your agency should help you with, the agency should also set up future appointments for medical and gynecological exams, and assist you in ensuring that you get any necessary medications following your discharge.