Medicaid for Parents

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. Click the links for frequently asked questions about Medicaid in the schools (English version) or Medicaid in the schools (Spanish version).

—Help Us Help Them—

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

If your family needs assistance or you need to contact your local DHHS, please click on the link directly below for more information.

Kent County Department of Human Services

  • 121 Franklin St. SE, Suite 200
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49507
  • Phone: 616-248-1000
  • Fax: 616-248-1059

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services -  for additional information on Medicaid and other family assistance programs