Insurance Coverage for Youth in Foster Care Though Age 26
Things to know about your insurance
DCF Health Advocate Program
Welcome to the Department of Children & Families Health Advocate website. Navigating the complex and changing landscape of insurance and healthcare delivery services can be complicated and confusing. There is help! A team of Health Advocates at the Department of Children & Families are available to resolve insurance related problems and help ensure your DCF involved children and families have access to health care services at their point of need.
We invite you to explore the website. Learn how DCF Health Advocates can help you. Find answers to frequently asked questions. Learn correct procedures. Get quick access to helpful resources and necessary forms. Learn how to help adolescent youth transition to adulthood…. And much more.
Whether you are a DCF SW, nurse, manager, a youth involved with DCF or a person caring for a DCF child, our hope is that you will find the tools, up to date information and resources you need to make better connections with doctors and other healthcare providers, avoid potential billing problems and get the healthcare services that are needed.
We hope the Health Advocate website will be a valuable resource. We will update information frequently so visit us as often as you can!
- Covered services
- Dental exams= 2 X per year
- Vision exams= 1 exam per year & complete glasses (frames & lenses) if needed
- Prescriptions= most medications that a MD deems medically necessary are covered
- Condoms and birth control are covered
- School-based health centers
Many schools have health centers located within the school. These centers can provide a variety of medical services, such as: physicals, flu shots & immunizations.
- Know your PCP (primary care physician)
Asking questions- you should know the name and phone # of your doctor. You should feel free to ask questions about your healthcare, treatments, medications and/or anything that you are unclear about.