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.

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