Learn more about Mercy Care DCS CHP

As of April 1, 2021, children and youth in the Arizona foster care system receive integrated behavioral health, physical and dental health coverage from Mercy Care Department of Child Safety Comprehensive Health Plan (Mercy Care DCS CHP). Mercy Care DCS CHP is a unique and dynamic partnership between the Department of Child Safety (DCS) and Mercy Care, two organizations who are committed to the health and wellbeing of children and families involved in child welfare.      

Mercy Care along with DCS oversee the provision of physical and behavioral health services for children and youth in out-of-home care. The goal of this partnership is to ensure continuity of care for all children involved in child welfare.

This partnership is a statewide contract that serves all Arizona children in DCS' out of home care (including Medicaid and non-Medicaid eligible children involved in Arizona's child welfare system) and includes collaboration with DCS offices and staff throughout the state.