Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS)

Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) is a program within the Michigan Department of Community Health for children and some adults with special health care needs and their families. We help persons with chronic health problems by providing:
  • Coverage and referral for specialty services, based on your child's health problems.
  • Family-centered services to support you in your role as the primary caretaker of your child.
  • Community-based services to help you care for your child at home and maintain normal routines.
  • Culturally competent services that demonstrate an awareness of cultural differences.
  • Coordinated services to pull together the services of many providers who work within different agencies.
To join, children must have a qualifying medical condition and be 20 years old or under. Persons 21 and over with cystic fibrosis or certain blood clotting disorders also may qualify for services.

CSHCS covers more than 2,000 diagnoses.

If you think your child qualifies for CSHCS, ask your specialist to send a report about your or your child's condition to us. If your child has not been seen by a specialist, we can make arrangements to have an evaluation take place.

Call us at 231-995-6130 or call 800-359-3722 to schedule an appointment.

Your child's medical condition, not your income, determines if you qualify for this program. If your child qualifies, he or she will be invited to join the program and an application will be mailed to you. A review of this application will determine if we will ask you to share in the cost of services.