Children’s Special Health Care Services (CSHCS)

Services for children and adults with complex health care needs and their families:

  • Who Can Get Help: Children and some adults with chronic health care needs. There are more than 2,700 medical conditions that may qualify children for coverage including diabetes, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, hearing loss, cystic fibrosis and blood disorders. Any condition where a child needs to see a specialist for care (like a doctor at the University of Michigan or Toledo Hospital) may qualify. Families of every income, as well as those with private insurance, can join. The child's medical condition, not income, determines who qualifies. Some families may pay a fee to join based on their income.
  •  Services: CSHCS may help pay the medical bills for these persons to see specialty providers and pay for care related to their condition. This care may include surgery, medications, equipment and hospitalizations. CSHCS can also help provide, or cover, transportation costs to these appointments.
Transition to Adulthood Planning Resources to assist families in preparing their children to transition to adulthood.

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