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Spread the Word!

Everyone should be able to see a doctor when they need to.  Help make sure every former foster youth knows about the benefits of Medi-Cal coverage for former foster youth.

For youth:

  • Share our youth flyer with your friends, family, and former foster youth.
  • Tell people about www.Coveredtil26.org on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites.
  • Tell former foster youth who are having problems signing up that they can contact the Foster Care Ombudsman at 1-877-846-1602 or fosteryouthhelp@dss.ca.gov.

For organizations, providers, and enrollment staff:

  • Share our youth flyer with your patients, clients, and community members.
  • Distribute our Coveredtil26 fact sheet.
  • When talking to young adults about health care, be sure to tell them that former foster youth qualify for free Medi-Cal coverage until age 26.
  • Encourage youth to contact the Foster Care Ombudsman at 1-877-846-1602 or fosteryouthhelp@dss.ca.gov if they have trouble enrolling or are not sure if they qualify for this coverage.

Here’s how Children Now can help:

www.coveredtil26.org: Visit this website to get youth-friendly information and outreach materials. Children Now will add information as it becomes available.

Trainings and Presentations: Contact Fatima Morales at fmorales@childrennow.org, or Jessica Haspel at jhaspel@childrennow.org.

County-specific youth flyers: Share the following county-specific flyers with former foster youth in your community. To request a flyer for your county, please contact fmorales@childrennow.org.

English youth flyer
Spanish youth flyer

Alameda
Butte
Calaveras
Contra Costa
Del Norte
Fresno
Humboldt
Imperial
Kern
Los Angeles
Napa
Orange
Placer
Riverside
Sacramento
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Cruz
Santa Clara
Shasta
Solano
Sonoma
Tulare
Ventura
Yolo

Spanish youth flyer and factsheet: Share this Spanish youth flyer and factsheet with former foster youth and organizations in your community.