Children in Custody: Care Management

Every child in foster care is assigned a Molina Care Manager. A Care Manager is ready to help you coordinate medical appointments and find other services.

Who are Molina’s Care Managers?

Our Care Managers are nurses and social workers who have experience working with children in custody and children with special health care needs. The Molina team includes Licensed Social Workers and Licensed Nurses with the following types of expertise:

  • Mental health treatment services such as case management, mental health counseling, and crisis support to individual adults, children, and families in foster care, residential treatment facilities, crisis/trauma centers, and individual homes.
  • Psychiatric crisis services to children and families, including coordinating psychiatric hospitalizations and assisting with discharge planning as well as completing intakes and referrals for services.
  • Addictions counseling, including adolescent and child therapy.
  • Pediatric and adult nursing services in hospital, nursing facility and community settings as well as in school, workshop, and county group home settings for those with developmental disabilities.
  • Head Start services for children and families including immunizations, medical, dental, mental health, vision screening, hearing screening, and nutritional services within designated time of federal, state and city guidelines.
  • Domestic violence and human trafficking support program.

What are the benefits of Care Management?

Your Molina Care Manager is a single point-of-contact for all your child’s health care needs. Your Care Manager will:

  • Coordinate well child visits, medical equipment needs, medications, and any other medical services.
  • Help with coordinating the 5-day and 30-day medical screenings required at the initiation of custody.
  • Coordinate any additional services suggested by your child’s PCP, like specialist referrals.
  • Give important information to your child’s doctors and help them get needed medical services authorized.

How can foster parents get the most out of the Care Management program?

  • When your child is first assigned a Care Manager, fill out the health care assessment given to you by the Care Manager.
  • Follow up regularly with your child’s Care Manager to give updates about your child’s health and care needs.
  • Call your child’s Care Manager whenever you have questions or need help getting your child the care he or she needs.

Where can foster parents learn more about Molina’s Care Management Program?

Read more about the Care Management Program, or call the Care Management Team with any questions.