This is a program within the Michigan Department of Community Health.
The program offers financial assistance for medical care and treatment
for children and some adults having certain disabilities or chronic
illnesses. Families of any income can qualify for this program. Care
coordination and case management are provided by a Public Health Nurse.
The local CSHCS office may also help with the online application for Healthy Kids Medicaid or MIChild
Who is Eligible for CSHCS?
Several factors decide whether a person is eligible for CSHCS:
Residency: Must be a Michigan resident
Must be a U.S. citizen or documented non-citizen admitted for permanent
residence or a non-citizen legally admitted migrant farm worker (i.e.,
seasonal agricultural worker).
Age: Children must have a
qualifying medical condition and be 20 years old or under. Persons 21
and older with cystic fibrosis or certain hereditary blood coagulation
disorders commonly known as hemophilia may also qualify.
Qualifying Medical Condition: A MDCH medical consultant reviews each
case to determine eligibility. Severity and chronicity of the person's
condition as well as the need for treatment by a specialist are factors
considered. More than 2,500 diagnoses are potentially eligible.
How Do You Apply for CSHCS?
The first step is to have your child's medical report from the
specialist submitted for review. We can assist you with that process. If
your child hasn't been seen by a specialist, we may be able to help
with the cost of that evaluation.
Call us at the local office 517-788-4422, the Family Phone line at 800-359-3722 or email us.
Additional Children's Special Health Care Information
To learn more about CSHCS, take the free Department Of Community Health
online courses titled "What is Children's Special Health Care
Services." At this same site you will find another course titled
"CSHCS-Support Parent Training Course." Access these courses.