Florida Medicaid’s Covered Services and HCBS Waivers

Specialized Therapeutic Foster Care Services

Medicaid reimburses for specialized therapeutic foster care services to enable a recipient to manage and to work toward resolution of emotional, behavioral, or psychiatric problems in a highly supportive, individualized, and flexible home setting. 

Medicaid specialized therapeutic foster care services are intensive treatment services provided to recipients under the age of 21 years with emotional disturbances who reside in a state licensed foster home.

This is one of the minimum covered services for all Managed Medical Assistance plans serving Medicaid enrollees.


Florida Medicaid recipients requiring medically necessary specialized therapeutic foster care services who meet the following criteria:

Resource Information

Information on Medicaid health plans and services is available on the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care webpage.

The Florida Medicaid coverage policies, fee schedules, and Rule are available on the Agency Website.