Health Care Requirements and Forms for Foster Children

Children in the Child Welfare System are at risk for unrecognized and untreated medical, dental, developmental and mental health problems. As youth with these special health care needs, children and adolescents in out-of-home placement require more frequent monitoring of their health status. Health and Education Passport (HEP):All available medical records, assessments and histories are documented in the child’s Health and Educational Passport (HEP). This is part of the child’s permanent medical record and should be taken to all visits pertaining to the child. If providers need a copy, they may make a copy or obtain one from the assigned Social Worker, but you should always maintain a current copy of the HEP for your records and use. You can request an updated HEP from your Social Worker. Child Health and Disability Prevention: Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) is a preventative program that delivers period health assessments and services to low-income children and youth in California. Please see here for more information.