Medicaid supplies for foster parents
Caregivers can discuss any needs for periodic or on-going supplies, services, or equipment to meet the child's health conditions with the child's medical provider. (Does your foster child over age 3 still need diapers? Do you need a wheelchair for the child? etc.) The medical provider will write a prescription for the required item that the caregiver can take to any pharmacy or medical supply vendor that accepts Medicaid.
It is always helpful for the caregiver to check with the Doctor if this item, service or equipment requires prior authorization from Medicaid. Any pharmacy or medical supply vendor who accepts Medicaid will know when and how to request a prior authorization for medications, services, or equipment.
If you need additional help contact the Foster Care Medical Team (FCMT):