Health Care and Insurance for Youth in Care

Juvenile Law Center,

This fact sheet answers questions like:

  • What medical insurance can I get when I am discharging from the foster care system?
  • Where can I get free or low-cost medical care if I don’t have insurance?
  • What health care can I get on my own without adult permission when I am under age 18?
  • Where can I get confidential STD and HIV/AIDS testing and services?
  • Where can I get drug and alcohol treatment on my own without an adult?
  • Where can I get counseling about reproductive health and family planning?