Caring for Children with Unique Health Needs
Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) is a program within the Department of Community Health. It is for children and some adults with special health care needs.
- Coverage and referral for specialty services, based on your child’s health problems.
- Family-centered services to support you in your role as the primary caretaker of your child.
- Community-based services to help you care for your child at home and maintain normal routines.
- Culturally-competent services that demonstrate an awareness of cultural differences.
- Coordinated services to pull together many providers who work within different agencies.
To be eligible for this program, children must have a qualifying medical condition and be 20 years old or under. Persons 21 and over with cystic fibrosis or certain blood clotting disorders also may qualify for services.