Health Care

Medicaid for
Transitioning Foster Care Youth

What it offers

Covers needed services, including:

  • Doctor’s visits
  • Vaccines
  • Drugs ordered by a doctor
  • Lab tests and X-rays
  • Hospital care
  • Glasses
  • Dental care
  • Rides to the doctor

Who is it for?

People who:

  • Are age 18 to 20.
  • Were in Texas foster care on their 18th birthday or older.
  • Don’t have other health coverage.

Maximum monthly income limits

The following chart gives a general idea of the amount of money (income) a person can get and still be in this program. Some people might be able to get benefits even if their income is higher than what is listed in this chart.

Family size Monthly amount
of income allowed
1 $4,179
2 $5,665
3 $7,152
4 $8,639
5 $10,126
For each additional person, add: $1,487