California Children’s Services is a statewide program that provides treatment and case management services for children under 21 years of age with serious medical problems such as chronic illnesses, genetic diseases, physical handicaps, major injuries due to violence and accidents, congenital defects, and conditions requiring treatment in neonatal intensive care units.
CCS can also authorize and pay for specific medical services and equipment provided by CCS-approved specialists.
The California Department of Health Care Services manages the CCS program. Larger counties operate their own CCS programs, while smaller counties share the operation of their program with state CCS regional offices in Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The program is funded with state, county, and federal tax monies, along with some fees paid by parents.
Family income is not a factor for children who:
Physician care, hospitalizations, laboratory services, x-rays, rehabilitation services, medications and medical supplies, durable medical equipment, medical therapy, and case-management.
Services are provided at no cost to eligible children.