Offers medical assistance for children with certain diseases, physical disabilities, and/or chronic health problems. Also offers a Medical Therapy Program (MTP) which provides physical and occupational therapy to eligible children (this program is conducted in public schools). CSS-eligible conditions include, but are not limited to, chronic medical conditions such as cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, cerebral palsy, heart disease, cancer, traumatic injuries, and infectious diseases.
Agency: MERCED COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Languages Available: Spanish, English
Payment Description: Free
Intake and Eligibility: Must be under 21 years old (youth 18 and older can apply themselves), must have a medical problem that is covered, be a resident of a county in California, have a family income under $40,000. If your families income is more than $40,000 annually, you can still qualify if you qualify for Medi-Call (full scope, no cost), out-of-pocket expenses for the child are more than 20% of the family income, only want MTP services, or child was adopted with a known medical problem.