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Raising Your Relative's Kids

Medical Insurance and Care

Doctor talking with three kids.

If your child is going to be with you for any length of time, access to medical care and medical insurance will be essential. There will come the day when your child gets ill, requires immunizations or needs routine medical care. It is important to plan ahead.

Not all medical providers accept all kinds of insurance, be it Medicaid or private insurance, so always inquire if your medical insurance is accepted when making an appointment. If your child has a serious medical emergency any hospital with an emergency room will see your child. However, they will bill you for services through insurance or private-pay billing.

Here you will find information about insurance, medical clinics and options you need to research in advance of a medical emergency. Ask each facility what kinds of services they currently offer, if they take your insurance and what co-pay is required. If you are uninsured, always ask what assistance may be available to you and your child. The Nevada 2-1-1 help line can also provide up-to-date information on low-cost medical and dental care for your child, as well as you and your family.

Follow the links below to the information you need:

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