Children’s Special Health Care Services

Children’s Special Health Care Services is a program within the Michigan Department of Community Health. It is for children and some adults with special health care needs and their families.


It helps persons with chronic health problems by providing the following services:


  • coverage and referral for specialty services, based on the child’s health problem;
  • family centered services to support you in your primary role as caretaker of your child;
  • community based services to help you care for your child at home and maintain normal routines; and
  • coordinated services to pull together the services of many different providers who work within different agencies.


To join Children’s Special Health Care Services, children must have a qualifying medical condition and be 20 years old or under. Persons one year of age and older with cystic fibrosis or certain blood coagulation disorders, may also qualify for services.Children’s Special Health Care Services covers more than 2,700 diagnoses.


If you think that your child qualifies for Children’s Special Health Care Services, call the toll-free Family Phone Line at 1-800-359-3722.


Phone code: 1325

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