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Transitioning Youth


Show Me Healthy Kids wants to make sure that if you’re aging out of foster care you can still get great healthcare. That’s why Show Me Healthy Kids health plan members can still get the same benefits and services from Show Me Healthy Kids after turning 18. As long as you still live in Missouri and were covered at the time of your 18th birthday, these services will continue until your 26th birthday. Plus, you’ll be able to participate in the Adolescent 2 Adult (A2A) program.

If you have any questions about aging out of foster care, call Show Me Healthy Kids Member Services at 1-877-236-1020. You can also reach out to a Care Team Member.  Show Me Healthy Kids is here to help you get well and stay well.


Benefits and Services

Your benefits and services will stay the same as long as you are a member of Show Me Healthy Kids. You will still be covered for many services. These include:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Prescriptions
  • Physical therapy
  • Family planning services
  • Disease management

You will also still be able to get behavioral health services through Show Me Healthy Kids. This includes Service Management and Service Coordination, which help you get access to providers and services. Show Me Healthy Kids will work with you to make sure you get the care you need.

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Adolescent to Adult (A2A)

In order to help members make a smoother transition to adulthood.  Staff will outreach Foster Care members prior to turning 18 to screen for social resources, depression, substance use, housing, and health.  Based on the screening results, members are provided additional resources, education on benefits and referrals to Case Management.

Choose Tomorrow

Program based on the Zero Suicide model to better serve the members.  Implementing a strategy of suicide prevention is a priority and helps to close gaps and improve outcomes.  Choose Tomorrow helps staff to better identify, engage and find treatment for members at risk.


App designed to address the areas of loneliness, isolation, depression and anxiety. Teens today face enormous pressure from school, peers, social media, and world issues. Show Me Healthy Kids Managed by Home State Health is teaming up with Pyx Health to support them in a positive, new way. Built for and tested by teens, the program helps them connect to support for loneliness, isolation, and depression.  (Age 13 and over)

HiSET Exam

The HiSET® test provides an accessible test option for those seeking their high school equivalence credential and helps members achieve their educational and career goals. (Over the age of 16)

Tutoring Services

Tutoring services will be offered to eligible youth who are at risk of failing one or more core subject areas or youth who have aged out of foster care who are preparing for the GED test.