Children's Special Health Care Services


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What is CSHCS?
Children’s Special Health Care Services (CSHCS
) is a program within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). It is for children and some adults with special health care needs and their families to provide assistance with health care needs and costs.

 CSHCS covers more than 2,700 medical diagnoses and conditions.

 Eligibility determination is made by CSHCS Physicians. For more information, we encourage you to directly visit the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services - Children's Special Health Care Services site.

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How can CSHCS help?
CSHCS at Calhoun County Public Health Department can: 

  • Provide Referrals to Community Based Services/Resources - schools, community mental health, childcare, Early On and Women Infants and Children (WIC) to help you care for your child at home and maintain normal routines.
  • Provide Family-Centered Services to support you in your role as the primary caretaker of your child
  • Support Coordinated Services and manage care along with the services of many providers within different agencies (includes a Plan of Care for each enrolled client!)
  • Coordinate Services with your primary health insurance
  • Your family may qualify for mileage reimbursement to out-of-area medical providers, transportation, and lodging while your child is an inpatient
  • Your family may qualify for assistance with wheelchair ramps, van lifts and/or tie-downs, therapeutic tricycles and more

 CSHCS provides services for a broad range of disorders and disabilities. If you think you or your child might qualify, or you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call or email at the contact information found on our [Contact Us page]

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Documents and Online Resources

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 Online Resources and Affiliates 
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Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs - 2023 Camp Scholarship Application

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