California Childrens Services
California Children Services (CCS) is a statewide program that provides funding for treatment of children with certain physical limitations and chronic health conditions or diseases. CCS also authorizes and pays for specific medical services and equipment provided by CCS approved specialists.
With guidance from the California Department of Health Services, the County of Imperial Public Health Department operates the CCS program countywide. The program is funded with State, County, and federal tax money, along with some fees paid by parents.
If you or your child's doctor believes that your child might have a CCS eligible medical condition, the program may pay for or provide a medical evaluation to determine if your child's condition is covered. However, it is important for you to know that CCS is not a health insurance program. It will not meet all of your child’s health needs, only those related to the CCS-eligible condition.
Listed below are Frequently Asked Questions about the California Children's Services program:
- What does the CCS program offer children?
- Can we use any doctor or provider we want?
- What medical conditions does CCS cover?
- What else can CCS do for our child?
- Are there other requirements?
- What if my family's income is more than $40,000?
For more information about CCS please contact:
California Children's Services Program
Imperial County Public Health Department
935 Broadway St., El Centro, CA 92243
Main Line: (442) 265-1455
Office Fax: (442) 265-1481