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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