Foster Care Youth

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I’m the caretaker of a child in foster care and want more information on health insurance.

Children in the Texas foster care program get Medicaid through the STAR Health program. Services include regular checkups with a doctor, dentist visits, and medicine and vaccines.

Learn more about STAR Health.

I’m the parent or caretaker of a child who receives adoption or permanency care assistance and want more information on health insurance.

Adoption Assistance and Permanency Care Assistance helps families with children transitioning from foster care with expenses related to adoption, including health care coverage. Children with AA/PCA receive Medicaid coverage. Services include regular checkups with a doctor, dentist visits, and medicine and vaccines.

Learn more about Medicaid for kids with AA/PCA.

Learn more about AA/PCA.

I’m transitioning out of foster care or used to be in foster care and need health insurance.

Young adults who were in the Texas foster care program as children might be able to keep their Medicaid coverage through the Medicaid for Transitioning Foster Care Youth or Medicaid for Former Foster Care Youth programs. Services include regular checkups with a doctor, dentist visits, and medicine and vaccines.

Learn more about Medicaid for Transitioning and Former Foster Care Youth.

Apply for Medicaid.