Health Care for Children in Custody

All children in Cuyahoga County custody, whether placed in foster or kinship care, are provided health care through Medicaid. The child’s DCFS caseworker will serve as the point of contact for the managed care plan and help with other tasks, including:

  • Processing requests to administer or modify psychotropic medications.
  • Processing requests for surgical, invasive, or non-routine procedures.
  • Arranging for second opinions regarding psychotropic medications.
  • Assisting with coordination of MetroHealth Medical Home.

The Process for Applying

Referral is through child's case worker or child protection specialist. This service is available to a child of any age in Cuyahoga County custody. For more information, please contact the child’s caseworker.


Early Childhood Mental Health Services (ECMH)

Early childhood mental health services available to Cuyahoga County children.

Tapestry System of Care

The Tapestry System of Care provides a support network for Cuyahoga County children with significant emotional or behavioral needs.

Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

With Multisystemic Therapy an expert will support and advocate for your family.

Alternatives for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

This evidence-based treatment helps improve the relationship between children and caregivers in Cuyahoga County.

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Therapy for Cuyahoga County children with post-traumatic stress disorder or other problems related to traumatic life experiences.

Attachment Biobehavioral Catch-up

Therapy to help residential caregivers in Cuyahoga County understand a child's cues and practice appropriate responses.

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