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What is California Childrens Services - CCS

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.