Social Services at Care Cross Medical Center
Providing healthcare excellence goes beyond doctor appointments. We want to care for the whole person, including your medical and personal needs. Ensuring that you or your children are able to get medical care and receive adequate nutrition is vital to your well-being and peace of mind. We are here for you and we want to be your trusted partner in health…and in life.
Care Cross Medical Center is an Office of Economic Self-Sufficiency partner, which helps families in need apply for Medicaid, Food Stamps, Temporary Cash Assistance and more through the Department of Children and Families (DCF).
Department of Children & Families (DCF) at Care Cross Medical Center
The Department of Children and Families (DCF), driven by the needs and choices of its clients, promotes family and personal self-determination. Along with many dedicated partners, the department is accountable for changing lives and strengthening communities. Its mission to protect the most vulnerable citizens of our society is accomplished by administering different programs and services, such as: ACCESS Florida, Adult Protective Services, Child Care, Child Welfare, Domestic Violence, Homelessness, Refugee Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health.
Medicaid provides medical coverage to low-income families and individuals. The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) determines eligibility.
Low-income families (with one or two parents) may be eligible for Family Related Medicaid. Parents must have at least one child that meets all technical factors of eligibility or be pregnant. Relatives within a specified degree of relationship who care for minor children may choose to receive this type of Medicaid, along with the children if they meet the program eligibility requirements. Coverage under this group may include unemployed or underemployed parents and their children up to the age of 18.