The Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) program is a program that provides assistance and support to persons birth to 21 years of age who have a chronic medical condition that requires regular care by a doctor. The CSHCS program helps to pay medical costs related to the child’s medical diagnosis.
There are over 2,700 medical conditions that can qualify a child for the CSHCS program. Examples include kidney disease, birth defects, cystic fibrosis, cleft palate/lip, and cancer. Clients with cystic fibrosis or certain blood clotting disorders can be enrolled in the program for their entire life.