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Department of Health Services

Public Health Division

Frequently Asked Questions

California's medical program for treating children with physically handicapping conditions was started by California Legislature in 1927. Most handicapping conditions are eligible for benefits under the CCS program. This tax supported program provides specialized medical care and rehabilitation for children whose families cannot provide all or part of the care.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are the CCS program goals?

Who is eligible for the CCS program?

What services does the CCS program provide if program eligibility criteria are met?

How do I find out if my child has an approved CCS medically eligible condition?

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?

Who is required to pay the annual assessment fee?

Who is required to pay the annual enrollment fee?