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Children's Legal Rights

It may be difficult to think about, but your child or adolescent may get help without telling you. Or, your child might not want to go for help at all. In these cases, you should know about your child's legal rights.

Age Legal right
Under 14 years of age Must have a parent or legal guardian's permission to get mental health care
14 years of age or older Can get mental health help without a parent or legal guardian's permission
Any age Can get help for alcohol or drug problems without a parent or legal guardian's permission

Call us if you or your child need help 

PerformCare feels that all family members should know about their child's care, if possible. We want to work with you to make sure your children get the help they need.

Our Member Services specialists can help you answer questions about your child's rights. They can help you find the best way to get care for your child. View member contact information and call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.