Health - Independent Living Program (ILP) for Youth

Emancipation Health Consultation

Approximately six months prior to emancipation, social workers will schedule an Emancipation Health conference between the foster youth and a Public Health Nurse. All foster youth who will be emancipating from foster care (in or out-of-county, including out-of-state) are eligible to receive this service. Consultations will be held by phone and mail for out-of-area youth.

Youth will receive:

  • An individualized health consultation focusing on specific health needs
  • General health education including a list of area medical resources
  • Information on extended Medi-Cal benefits
  • A zip binder with an up-to-date Health & Education Passport (HEP)
  • A written consultation summary


Free Health Coverage for Former Foster Youth

If you were in foster care on your 18th birthday, you are eligible for free Medi-Cal benefits until your 26th birthday (regardless of your income). Attached is a quick guide and one page form you can use to sign up and take to any Human Services Agency Community Services Center. You are encouraged to call Nicole Martinez  (805) 582-9615 for assistance.

Additional Resources

Mental Health Services


Exploitation & Human Trafficking


Ventura County Behavioral Health

  • Fillmore Behavioral Health Youth Program – (805) 524-8660
  • Oxnard Behavioral Health Youth Program – (805) 981-8460
  • Santa Paula Behavioral Health Youth Program – (805) 525-1618
  • Simi Valley Behavioral Health Youth Program – (805) 582-4080
  • Thousand Oaks Behavioral Health Youth Program – (805) 777-3505
  • Ventura Behavioral Health Youth Program – (805) 289-3100


Pregnancy & Reproductive Care


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Human Services Agency
855 Partridge Drive, Ventura, CA 93003