California Children's Services (CCS)
If your child has a catastrophic or serious medical condition, the California Children Services (CCS) program may be able to provide financial assistance for diagnostic and treatment up to age 21. Physical and occupational therapy services also are available - see the Medical Therapy Program (MTP). Applicants must meet medical, financial and residential eligibility requirements.
- Your child must be under 21 years of age.
- Your child must be a permanent resident of the California county where you apply. County of employment does not qualify for application.
- Your family income must be less than $40,000 per year, according to the adjusted gross income on your California income taxes. A child whose family has a higher income may receive services if the estimated cost of medical care in one year is expected to exceed 20% of the family income.
- Only certain medical conditions are eligible for CCS. In general, CCS covers medical conditions that are physically disabling or require medical, surgical or rehabilitative services. If there is adequate medical documentation to suggest an eligible medical condition, your child may qualify for free diagnostic services, including examinations, laboratory tests and X-rays.
- Find a list of medical conditions that are generally eligible for the CCS program.
Applying for the Program
Please contact the CCS program to apply.
Application Forms Online
- What is California Children's Services?
- What are the CCS program goals?
- Who is eligible for the CCS program?
- What services does the CCS program provide?
- Where do I apply for the CCS program?
- How will I know if my child is eligible for CCS program benefits?
- What if I have private health insurance coverage for my child?
- What if my child is Medi-Cal eligible?
- Will there be any cost to the family of a CCS client?
- Which applicants/clients or families are required to pay the annual assessment fee?
- Which applicants/clients or families are not required to pay the annual assessment fee?
- What if the family cannot pay the enrollment fee?
- How do I find out if my child has an approved CCS medically eligible condition?