- Coverage and Referral for specialty services, based on your child’s health problems.
- Family-Centered Services to support you in your role as the primary caretaker of your child.
- Community-Based Services to help you care for your child at home and maintain normal routines.
- Culturally Competent Services that demonstrate an awareness of cultural differences.
- Coordinated Services to pull together the services of many providers who work within different agencies.
To be eligible for Children’s Special Health Care Services, children must have a qualifying medical condition and be 20 years old or under. Persons 21 and over with cystic fibrosis or certain blood clotting disorders may also qualify for services.
Children’s Special Health Care Services covers more than 2,600 diagnoses.
Children’s Special Health Care Services work with you to ensure that you or your child receive the very best care. For more information about the Children’s Special Health Care Services contact us.
Ph. 269-621-3143 ext. 1348
Van Buren County
CSHCS Coordinator/Nurse — Sandy Nicholas, RN
CSHCS Nurse — Michele Woodhams, RN
CSHCS Nurse – Amy Malsbary, RN
CSHCS Nurse — Amy Malsbary, RN
Children’s Special Health Care Services Representative
If you are unable to reach local CSHCS staff or need to speak with someone in the Michigan CSHCS Program office call the CSHCS Family Center Phone Line at 1-800-359-3722.
Applying for MI Child/Healthy Kids
It is in your best interest to apply on-line (www.mibridges.michigan.gov)! This will speed processing, which allows your coverage for CSHCS to be extended sooner.
Website links for additional information
- Michigan Children’s Special Health Care Services Site
- Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (FCCYSHCN)
- Michigan Family-to-Family Health Information and Education Center is on Facebook
- Van Buren Great Start Collaborative
- Van Buren Early On Program
- Van Buren County Project Find
- Disability Network of Southwest Michigan
- Parent-to-Parent of Southwest Michigan
- MSU Extension Resources
- Van Buren County United Way Resource Guide
- Michigan Alliance for Families
- Van Buren County Community Mental Health
Children with Special Needs Fund may provide partial or full payments for items including but not limited to: wheelchair ramps, van lifts and tie downs, therapeutic tricycles, air conditioners, adaptive recreational equipment, and electrical service upgrades necessitated by the eligible child’s equipment.