Medi-Cal for Former Foster Care Youth
Did you know that if you were in foster care in any state on your 18th birthday you may be eligible for Medi-Cal without cost to you?
If you were receiving Medi-Cal in foster care under the responsibility of any state on your 18th birthday or later, your Medi-Cal coverage may continue until your 26th birthday, or;
If you were not receiving Medi-Cal in foster care and you are now between the ages of 18 and 21, you may be eligible for Medi-Cal benefits up to your 21st birthday.
With the Former Foster Youth Medi-Cal Program (FFY), you are eligible for the following services:
• Regular health check- ups
• Prescription drug
• Emergency & Lab services
• Mental health services and counseling
• Substance abuse and treatment
• Examination & X-rays
• Cleaning and fillings
• Crowns and root canals
• Additional dental services for youth under age 21.
Former Foster Youth Medi-Cal Program requirements
• California residency
• Previously in Foster Care
Not sure if you qualify for Medi-Cal under the FFY Program?
Contact the Foster Care Ombudsman by calling (877)846-1602 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep in touch and update your current address and phone number by calling your DPSS Eligibility Worker. You may also update your address and phone number on-line via Your Benefits Now (YBN) at: dpssbenefits.lacounty.gov
How to apply for FFY
Under the FFY Program your Medi-Cal eligibility will automatically continue once you exit foster care.
If you exited foster care in another state, and meet the FFY requirements, you may apply by completing the MC 250A-LA application.
If you are already receiving Medi-Cal under another program, you can be automatically enrolled in the FFY Program without completing the MC 250A application.
For more information or to apply for FFY Program, you may contact us by:
Phone: (626) 313-5503 or (626) 313-5505
In person: At your local Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) office.
Mail: FFY application (MC 250A-LA) may be mailed to:
Medi-Cal Outreach, Dist. #16
P. O. Box 5270,
El Monte, CA 91734
Attn: FFY Coordinator
FAX: Applications can be faxed to (626) 927-2637