Program Benefits

Children in out-of-home care are eligible for Medical Assistance. Care4Kids gives parents a choice to enroll their child in a fully coordinated Medicaid medical care system or to have them receive Medical Assistance fee-for-service benefits. Parents may enroll or disenroll their child at any time.

Key benefits of Care4Kids include:

  • An out-of-home care health screen within two business days of entering care.
  • A comprehensive initial health assessment within 30 days of entering care.
  • A mental health screening and, if needed, a mental health evaluation.
  • All Medicaid-covered benefits.
  • Dental and vision care.
  • Ongoing routine check-ups.
  • A health care coordinator.
  • Preferred access to Child Advocacy Centers and Centers of Excellence.
  • A comprehensive health care plan tailored to the child's individual health needs.
  • Ongoing health care for an additional 12 months after discharge from out-of-home care.
Last Revised: February 2, 2022