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California Children's Services (CCS)

California Children's Services (CCS) is a statewide program and coordinates and pays for certain medical care and equipment when these services are approved by the program. Children and young adults, under 21 years of age, with certain medical conditions, can enroll in the program if their families are unable to pay for all of their care. The program only pays for care related to the approved medical condition; and selects the best medical professionals to treat the child.

If your child is eligible, CCS may provide:

  • Treatment, such as doctor services, hospital and surgical care, physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT), laboratory tests, X-rays, orthopedic appliances, and medical equipment.
  • Nurse (RN) management to help get special doctors and care for your child when medically necessary, and referral to other agencies, including public health nursing and regional centers; or a Nurse (RN) management to help get special doctors and care for your child when medically necessary, and referral to other agencies, including public health nursing and regional centers; or a Medical Therapy Program (MTP)​, which can provide physical therapy, and/or occupational therapy in some public schools for children who are medically eligible for these special services.

CCS program has two parts:

To apply for CCS, application forms and the description of the process can be found here:

The Public Health Department administers the CCS program in Santa Clara County. The State of California legislates the overall program through the Department of Health Care Services in the Children's Medical Services branch. 

California Children's Services (CCS) Administration
720 Empey Way
San Jose, CA 95128

Phone: (408) 793-6200
Fax:       (408) 793-6250 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Last updated: 2/15/2018 8:43 AM