About this resource

Medicaid is basic health insurance that is available to foster youth or former foster youth who are eligible. The information provided should help you apply. Your foster care worker has the responsibility of making a referral to FCTMA for you while you are still in foster care. If you leave foster care and a referral was not made, you can contact your worker and ask them to make a referral or you can call the FCTMA Unit and let them know you are interested in having FCTMA. That number is 5173353627. The website provided goes to a log in page, where you will have to set up an account to access the application. Michigan provides health insurance for youth who experienced foster care in another state and move to Michigan after aging out.


The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires states to provide young adults under 26 with free health care if they were in foster care at age 18 or older. This ensures that former foster youth can access the health care services they need – just like non-foster youth who can stay on their parents’ insurance plans until 26.