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Children's Mental Health


Children may be eligible for Medicaid. Medicaid-covered services can be provided only to Medicaid-eligible children, only by Medicaid-enrolled providers. Medicaid services in Florida include a wide array of non-residential community mental health service planning, assessment, and treatment services. Additionally, Medicaid reimburses for specialized therapeutic foster care and crisis intervention provided in a certified therapeutic foster home.

You can apply for Medicaid for children in two ways:

  1. At a Department of Children and Families (DCF) Service Center, or
  2. Send your Florida KidCare application to Healthy Kids and KidCare.