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Please note the Imperial County Public Health Department will be closed to all walk-in services for the public. Department staff will be available to provide assistance by phone to members of the community who have questions related to any of the Department’s essential services.

Phone assistance will be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The office will be closed for lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. This shall remain in effect until further notice.

How do we apply for CCS

A referral must be made and an application completed. Anyone can refer a child to CCS, including parents. Ask your child’s doctor if you child may have any of the medical conditions listed. If so, you or the doctor can refer your child to the Imperial County California Children’s Services office at:935 Broadway St., El Centro, CA 92243 or fax it to (442) 265-1481

  1. Once a referral is received, you will receive an application in the mail to complete and return as soon as possible.

  2. Provide California Children Services with all information requested.

  3. Apply for Medi-Cal if California Children Services believes that a family's income qualifies them for the Medi-Cal program

  4. Eligibility is determined

  5. Services are given/authorized

You can find the application at:

Additional CCS information:

  • For more information on medical eligibility, and to see forms, publications, letters, notices and other Web links, please visit the state website