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Care4Kids Program: Member Information

Care4Kids helps children and teens in foster care find the health services they need, when they need them.

Find out what you need to know when your child is enrolled in Care4Kids.

Making a care plan

Each child who is enrolled in Care4Kids has a team that works together to make a care plan that meets the specific needs of the child. The team includes:

  • A health care and outreach coordinator.
  • A child welfare worker.
  • Family members.
  • Foster parents.
  • The child’s doctors.

The team makes sure the care plan continues to meet the child’s needs. They will change the plan if needed.

Picking a doctor

Care4Kids uses Chorus Community Health Plan to provide services. You can pick any doctor or provider in the Plan for your child. Find a doctor online.

Chorus Community Health Plan is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

Using your ForwardHealth card

Front of Forward Health Card
After joining Care4Kids, your child will get a plastic ForwardHealth card in the mail. If they had BadgerCare Plus, Medicaid, or the Family Planning Only Services Program in the past, they won’t get a new card. Use the same care that was used before.

The ForwardHealth card includes your child’s name. It also has a 10-digit identification number and a magnetic stripe. If you need help, the Member Services phone number is on the card. Once your child gets the ForwardHealth card, a parent or foster parent should sign it in the space provided.

Show the child’s ForwardHealth card when visiting the doctor. You also need it when you pick up medicine at the pharmacy.

If your child does not have a ForwardHealth card, or it was lost or stolen, go to your ACCESS account or call ForwardHealth Member Services at 800-362-3002.

Manage my benefits on ACCESS

Getting services

Care4Kids covers many services, such as health, dental, and mental health care. See a list of key benefits. To find out about coverage for specific services, contact your care coordinator. If a service is not covered, you will have to pay for it.

Note: If your child needs emergency services, go to an in-network provider if possible. Find a list of Care4Kids providers online. If you can’t get to an in-network provider, go to the nearest provider. Tell Care4Kids what happened as soon as you can.

Who to contact for help

Questions? Contact the Care4Kids staff at the Children’s Community Health Plan:

  • Email Please do not include any medical information in your email. Email is not secure.
  • Call 855-371-8104. Care4Kids staff are available 8 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m.–4 p.m. on Friday.
Last revised December 12, 2022