How do I find a doctor closer to me?
One of the most important roles as a parent is keeping your child(ren) healthy. Knowing who to turn to when medical concerns arise is important. Your child’s pediatrician or primary care doctor is the first person to turn to for the well-being of your child(ren).
If you have not chosen your child(ren)’s primary care doctor, it is important to know that certain health plans, will assign one.
If you do not know what Medicaid Health Plan, your child(ren) are assigned to, please contact the Medicaid Area 11 Office at 305-593-3000, Option: 3 or Medicaid Options at 1-888-367-6554.
Once you know what health plan your child(ren) is assigned to, please contact their respective plan to verify who their primary care doctor assigned is. If you wish to change your child(ren) assigned doctor, please contact the Insurance Plan’s Member services to do so. For more information on your child(ren)’s respective plan, including listing of specialists, please visit the healthplans website or contact Member Services.
In order to obtain information, you must have the child’s Medicaid ID# or Gold Card #, Child’s Birth Date, and last four digits of the Social Security number.
Medicaid Health Plans
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Where can I get dental information?
Child Oral Health
Cavity prevention is not the only concern parents should have when considering their children’s oral health. Recent studies show that periodontal disease continues to plague millions of Americans, including children.
The best way to ensure that your child does not get cavities or gingivitis is to instill proper oral habits early. Good oral hygiene routines should be established as early as infancy and continued throughout life.
Registered dental hygienists may recommend these tips:
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What is Health-Connect?
Health Connect Description:
Community health workers will work closely with health navigators. Navigators are trained to enroll children and families into healthcare funding sources. Together, they collaborate to increase access to primary-care physicians, health insurance and other health services.
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Are there physical and mental health issues in chldren and teens related to foster care?
Owing to poor pre-natal care, neglect, abuse, and other family issues, children and teens often enter foster care with a variety of health problems, including physical problems, mental and behavioral issues, developmental and educational delays, and even dental ailments. For example, they experience problems such as cavities, untreated illness, and immunization delays at higher rates than other children. In fact, a 1995 Government Accounting Office report found that children in foster care are "sicker than homeless children and children living in the poorest sections of inner cities."'
Thirty percent to 60% of children in foster care have been estimated to have chronic health conditions.
Of the approximately half-million children and adolescents in foster care in the US, experts estimate that 42% to 60% of them have emotional and behavioral problems.
The rate of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among foster care alumni (21.5%) is 5 times that of the general population and higher than that of American war veterans.
An estimated 12% of young children in foster care receive no routine health care, 34% receive no immunizations, and 32% have some identified health needs that are not met.
An estimated 78% of young children in foster care are at high risk for HIV as a result of parental drug abuse, yet only about 9% are tested for HIV.
Go to the Health Issues and Needs to learn about health of children and teens in foster care.
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What is Text4Baby Program
Text4Baby is a free mobile information service designed to promote healthy birth and child outcomes (up to the child’s first birthday) among underserved populations via weekly text messages. An educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), Text4baby will help women have safe and healthy pregnancies and their children a great start by providing them with the health information they need prenatally through their child’s first year of life. Text4Baby is made possible through a broad, public-private partnership. Founding partners include National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, Voxiva, CTIA – The Wireless Foundation, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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What is Crisis Intervention
Other Useful Sites:
Website dedicated to girls and the health topics that affect them. The site includes additional resource information for parents and caregivers.
Young Men’s Health
A website produced by the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston that provides health information to teenage boys and young men.
A safe, private place for kids and teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life.
A web site operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians providing information for kids, teens and caregivers on health and healthy living.
Volunteer Clinics in Miami-Dade
Map showing volunteer clinics in Miami-Dade, includes address and phone number information.
BaM! Body and Mind
Designed for kids 9-13 years old, BAM! Body and Mind gives kids 9 – 13 years old the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. The site focuses on topics that are important to kids — such as stress and physical fitness — and uses kid-friendly lingo, games, quizzes, and other interactive features.
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