Starting Fostering

Medicaid

medicaidMedicaid is provided for all children in foster care. It’s possible that while application is being made by the county that bills will be sent to the county. HOWEVER you should still only use medicaid providers.

Medicaid will pay for:

I. your foster child’s physicals and doctors visits

II. All of the child’s prescription

III. Vision appointments, 1-2 pairs of glasses for your child (if needed).

IV. Dental appointments and services.

V. Additional specialist/ services recommended by your doctor.

Our suggestion to you would be to use as many of these services as soon as possible once children come into your care. They may have required visits within 7 days of placement, so make sure that you know what your social worker is needing from you. 

Remember that you MUST use providers that accept Alabama Medicaid.

 

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