How can I help assure my school district receives benefits from the School-based Services program?


School districts have been participating in the Medicaid School-based Services program since 1993, but recently Federal regulations changed to require the parent/guardian:

  • To be fully informed about the School-based Services program
  • To provide consent to release school records containing the student’s information to Michigan Medicaid and billing agencies for the purpose of participating in the School-based Services program
  • To understand that consent is voluntary and can be revoked

You can help by providing your written consent which allows your school district to continue to participate in the School-based Services program. In the times of reduced state funding for schools, all reimbursements are extremely important. For frequently asked questions about Medicaid in the schools click here.


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For more information about school services, contact your local school district.

If your family needs assistance, click here for more information or contact the Department of Human Services directly.

  • Kent County Department of Human Services

    • 121 Franklin St. SE
    • Grand Rapids, MI 49507 map
    • Phone: 616-248-1000 Fax: 616-248-1059
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services  - web link to MDHHS for additional information on Medicaid and other family assistance programs