Texas Health Steps

Texas Health Steps Services for Children in Foster Care

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What You’ll Learn:

When to conduct required exams and provide follow-up care for children entering state conservatorship.

Children who enter foster or kinship care are entitled to an initial health exam, followed soon by a comprehensive medical checkup, an assessment of needs and strengths, and ongoing care tailored to their needs. Learn how to comply with state policy designed to ensure that all children receive the required exams and follow-up care.

Need to Know

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) classifies children in foster care as a special health-care needs population.