Care for Kids provides affordable primary, specialty, behavioral health, and dental care for nearly 6,000 children of low-income families in Montgomery County who are not eligible for other state or federal health insurance programs. Care for Kids serves children from birth to age 19, providing health services ranging from well child visits to case management for children with complex care needs or complicated socio-economic situations.
As a young child Oscar was lively and outgoing. He was very sociable and always eager to interact with his peers. As he grew older his demeanor changed; the reason was a stubborn milk tooth that did not fall out when his adult teeth grew in. Oscar became ashamed of his smile that had been such an important part of his character. Other children teased Oscar about his appearance, causing him emotional distress. Care for Kids program staff at the PCC arranged for Oscar to have oral surgery to remove the impacted teeth; the family saved the money needed to get Oscar braces to re-align his teeth and bring back his bright smile. “It’s a very good program,” says Oscar’s mother, “because they help families with our needs and give us peace of mind.”
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Care for Kids is a public-private partnership between the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Kaiser Permanente, nonprofit clinics, private health care providers, and the Primary Care Coalition. The program receives core funding from Montgomery County and this is supplemented by in-kind services donated by Kaiser Permanente and individual providers, and grants and donations secured by the PCC.
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