Foster Care Center of Excellence

As a center of excellence, Family Care Spokane will be an entry point for healthcare, providing:

  • Early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment within 30 days of entering care
  • Behavioral health services
  • Referrals to specialists
  • Assistance with securing medical equipment
  • Prescriptions
  • Lab tests and x-rays

In 2016, the Washington State Health Care Authority named Coordinated Care the sole health plan to manage the Apple Health Foster Care program responsible for managing the healthcare of the state’s approximately 24,000 youth involved in the child welfare system, including foster care, adoption support, and foster care alumni.

Centers of Excellence are recognized as multidisciplinary medical centers where youth in the child welfare system can receive coordinated healthcare services. To qualify as a center of excellence, a healthcare provider must meet more than 50 criteria, including annual staff training in trauma-informed care.

Centers of Excellence also can refer youth to Coordinated Care for additional support as needed.