CSHCS is a state of Michigan program that serves children, and some adults, with special health care needs. CSHCS covers more than 2,700 medical diagnoses. 

Additional Benefits for Medicaid Health Plan Enrollees with Children's Special Health Care Services 


Help from your Local Health Department with:

  • Community resources - schools, community mental health, respite care, financial support, childcare, Early On, and the Women Infants and Children program (WIC)
  • Transitioning to adulthood


Help from the Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

  • CSHCS Family Phone Line - a toll-free phone number (800-359-3722) available Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm
  • Parent-to-parent support network
  • Parent/Professional training programs
  • Financial help to go to conferences about CSHCS medical conditions and "Relatively Speaking," a conference for siblings of children with special needs


Help from the Children's Special Needs Fund (CSN)


The CSN Fund helps CSHCS families get items not covered by Medicaid or CSHCS. To see if you qualify for help from the CSN Fund, call 517-241-7420.

  • Wheelchair ramps
  • Van lifts and tie downs
  • Therapeutic tricycles
  • Air conditioners
  • Adaptive recreational equipment
  • Electrical service upgrades for eligible equipment

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