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California Children's Services (CCS)

California Children's Services (CCS) is a state program for children with certain diseases or health problems. Through this program, children up to 21 years old can get the health care and services they need. CCS will connect you with doctors and trained healthcare people who know how to care for your child with special healthcare needs.

The CCS program provides diagnostic and treatment services, medical case management, and physical and occupational therapy services to children under age 21 with CCS-eligible medical conditions. 

Does My Child Qualify?

Your child may qualify if he/she:

  • is under 21 years old
  • has a health problem that is covered by CCS*
  • is a resident of California
  • and has one of the following:
    • family income of $40,000 or less
    • out-of-pocket medical expenses are expected to be more than 20 percent of the family's adjusted gross income
    • a need for an evaluation to find out if there is a health problem covered by CCS
    • was adopted with a known health problem that is covered by CCS
    • a need for the Medical Therapy Program
    • Medi-Cal, with full benefits

*Examples of CCS-eligible conditions include, but are not limited to, chronic medical conditions such as cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, cerebral palsy, heart disease, cancer, traumatic injuries, and infectious diseases producing major sequelae.

How To Refer a Child To CCS:
Anyone can refer a child to CCS, including parents.
Contact the Modoc County CCS Program at Modoc County Public Health by calling 530-233-6311.

How To Apply:

Families must:

                 Modoc County Public Health 
                 ATTN: Modoc County CCS Program
                 441 N Main St.
                Alturas, CA. 96101

  • Give CCS all of the information requested so CCS can determine if your family qualifies
  • apply to Medi-Cal if CCS asks you to