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Children's Special Health Care Services

This page will give you general information about Children's Special Health Care Services, do you qualify and how to join. Also, click here for additional information regarding the new ONLINE PAYMENT OPTION for those who have payment agreement fees.

General Information for Families About Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS)
A “Pathway to Medicaid” This state program allows for children to be evaluated for Medicaid benefits following federal guidelines based on the child’s income instead of the household income.
Home Care Children’s (HCC) TEFRA Program

Questions and Answers as of November 18, 2016 regarding the ACA and CSHCS. Changes to the ACA may happen over time.

Affordable Care Act (ACA) & Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS)

As of October 1, 2012, people who have both Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) and Medicaid coverage started being enrolled into Medicaid Health Plans (MHP). The MHPs are responsible for all of the medical care and treatment of their members. Community based services beyond medical care and treatment are still available through the local health department CSHCS offices.

Enrollment of Beneficiaries with Both CSHCS and Medicaid into a Medicaid Health Plan

This link will provide you with information on the "Family Center" and the services they can offer you. It also provides links to additional information.

The Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (Family Center)

This page is set up to provide assistance for Local Health Departments with regard to the CSHCS clients in their districts.

CSHCS Links for Local Health Departments

This page is set up to provide CSHCS Providers with links to information they may need.

CSHCS Provider Information Page

As youth get older they must prepare for the transition to adult life. This page will assist in the planning for future needs.

Transition to Adulthood

Frequently asked questions about children and youth with special healthcare needs and coronavirus from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Information for Children and Teens with Disabilities

This link lists Web Page addresses for Federal and State of Michigan sites that may be of interest to CSHCS families, Local Health Departments or CSHCS providers

CSHCS Related State and Federal Links

The Children with Special Needs Fund (CSN Fund) provides support for children in Michigan with special health care needs not available through any other funding source. The Fund helps with the purchase of equipment and services that promote optimal health, mobility, and development, enhancing the lives of children and their families.

Children With Special Needs Fund

2008 Children's Special Health Care Services Strategic Planning

2008 Children's Special Health Care Services Strategic Planning