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Children's Special Healthcare Services (CSHCS)

CSHCS assists families by providing support services for children and some adults needing specialty medical care that cannot be comprehensively managed by an individual internist, pediatrician, or family physician.

CSHCS Overview

Learn more about our Children's Special Health Care Services program.  CSHCS covers over 2,600 conditions and all income levels are eligible.

How CSHCS Works

Covered Medical Conditions

CSHCS covers over 2,600 different diagnosis. Common examples include:


  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cleft Palate or Lip
  • Hearing/Vision Loss
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Certain Heart Conditions
  • Insulin Dependent Diabetes


How Does CSHCS Help?


  • Covers diagnosis related prescriptions
  • Pays specialty medical bills
  • Covers co-pays or deductibles
  • Coordinates services from multiple providers/physicians
  • Educates families about specialty providers such as doctors, hospitals, and clinics
  • Provides transportation assistance

Program History

CSHCS is a program of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Formerly known as the Division of Services for Crippled Children, CSHCS is funded with both state and federal dollars through Title V of the Social Security Act.

Call for Appointment or Information:

  • Escanaba Office: (906) -786-4290
  • Menominee Office: (906)-863-4451
  • Family Phone Line: (800) -359-3722

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, and Friday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm.

Eligibility