California Children Services (CCS) Program

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California Children Services (CCS) Program


This program provides medical care for children whose families cannot afford all or part of their health care needs.  The program only treats children with certain physical limitations and diseases.

What services are offered?
Diagnosis and treatment of CCS eligible conditions at CCS-approved hospitals, Special Care Centers (SCC) and the Medical Therapy Program (MTP).  Provides medically necessary care and case management to infants, children, and adolescents meeting program eligibility requirements including hospitalization and in-home nursing services.

Who can be covered?
Children under 21 years of age who have serious medical and disabling conditions that are covered by CCS.

Is there an income limit?
Families with an annual income less than $40,000 (Adjusted Gross Income on State Tax Form) - or - if out of pocket medical expenses for the qualified child are expected to be more than 20% of the family's income.  Services provided at a Medical-Therapy Unit (MTU) are exempt from financial eligibility requirements.

Is there a property limit?
No.

Can an individual receive services if he/she has other health insurance?
Yes.

How much does it cost?
Nothing.

Is citizenship or legal residency required?
Must be a permanent resident of California.

For information or to request services, call the Children's Medical Services (800) 288-4584.