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2-1-1 Texas is a good place to start for many services you need in Texas, including finding mental health or medical help, food, housing, paying utility bills. It’s free, anonymous, and 24/7. Call 2-1-1.
Your Texas Benefits
Looking for a convenient way to apply for and manage your SNAP food benefits, Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and TANF? Try the Your Texas Benefits website.
When you were placed in foster care, the court or DFPS chose somebody to consent to, or agree with, medical decisions recommended by your doctor. When you turn 16, or if you were already 16 when you came into care, you have the right to request to make some or all of your own medical decisions. For more information, read:
Healthcare for Former Texas Foster Youth
The Former Foster Care Children program provides healthcare coverage to you when you turn age 18 and will be available through age 25. For more information, visit this Medical Benefits page on the DFPS website.
Adolescent 2 Adult (a2A) Program
Did you know you can actually earn rewards for taking care of your health? To learn more information, visit the Adolescent 2 Adult (a2A) Program page.
What you know or don’t know about sexuality, pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, etc. can help or hurt you. Learn more at Sex, Etc.