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California Children Services

How to Apply

For more information send us an email or phone 619-528-4000.

Facilities where this Service is offered:

 

The following criteria will help you detrmine if your child is eligible for California Children Services (CCS). If you or your physician believe your child meets the eligibility criteria for CCS, follow the steps below to apply for services.

The program is open to anyone who:

  • Is under 21 years of age
  • Has or may have a medical condition that is covered by California Children Services
  • Is a resident of San Diego County
  • Has a family income of less than $40,000 reported as adjusted gross income on latest State tax return
  • Has an eligible child who has out-of-pocket medical expenses that are expected to be more than 20 percent of the family income
  • Has Healthy Families coverage for the child
  • Has Medi-Cal coverage for the child

Family income is not a factor for children who:

  • Need diagnostic services to confirm a California Children Services eligible medical condition; or
  • Were adopted with a known California Children Services eligible medical condition; or
  • Are applying only for services through the Medical Therapy Program; or
  • Are Medi-Cal beneficiaries, full scope, no share of cost; or
  • Are Healthy Families subscribers.

Steps to qualify for CCS

Families (or the applicant if age 18 or older, or an emancipated minor) must:

  1. Complete an application form and return it to the County of San Diego California Children Services office at: 6160 Mission Gorge Road #400, San Diego, CA 92120
  2. Provide California Children Services with all information requested.
  3. Apply for Medi-Cal if California Children Services believes that a family's income qualifies them for the Medi-Cal program
  • If eligible for Medi-Cal, the child is eligible for California Children Services
  • California Children Services approves the services
  • Payment is made through Medi-Cal

Additional CCS information:

 

For more information send us an email or phone 619-528-4000.