Children with Special Health Care Needs

This program provides information and referral services for health and related topics to families of children, from birth to 21 years of age. Any family that has children who have, or are suspected of having, a serious or chronic healthcare condition is eligible for information and referral services.

The Children with Special Health Care Needs program also has a financial component: the Physically Handicapped Children's Program (PHCP). PHCP requires prior authorization and is based on income guidelines. PHCP will reimburse specialty providers for diagnosis and ongoing treatment for children that are medically and financially eligible.

There is no cost to families. The county cost is administrative only.

Programs for Children with Special Healthcare Needs Brochure (PDF)