California Children’s Services 

California Children’s 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 Riverside Department of Public Health 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.

If your child is eligible, CCS may pay for or provide:

  • Treatment, hospital and surgical care, laboratory tests, X-rays, orthopedic appliances, and medical equipment.
  • Medical case management to secure treatment from special doctors and care for your child when medically necessary, and referrals to other agencies, including Public Health Nursing and regional centers.
  • Medical Therapy Program services, including physical therapy and/or occupational therapy in public schools.

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