Children with Medical Handicaps

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Children with Medical Handicaps2022-04-22T09:45:28-05:00

Children with Medical Handicaps (CMH)

CMH (formerly BCMH) is a program that helps children with special healthcare needs by providing a safety net and may assist with obtaining payment for approved services by approved providers.

Children who are Ohio residents from birth to age 21 are eligible for the program. The Diagnostic program lasts for 6 months and is not income based. All services must be through approved CMH providers and include office visits, lab work, diagnostic testing, and therapy evaluations.

The Treatment program includes ongoing treatment services from approved providers. Children must have a medically eligible condition, see an approved managing physician at least once a year, and be financially eligible. Services include those provided on the Diagnostic program along with services related to each child’s medical condition.

Services provided could include:

  • medications
  • medical supplies
  • surgeries
  • medical equipment
  • therapies

A local public health nurse skilled in working with children with special healthcare needs and their families will provide case management services, help a family find local resources, help families find approved providers, and help with completing needed paperwork.

For further information or help with CMH applications/questions, call 330-723-9688, option 2

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