California Childrens Services (CCS) and Medical Therapy Program

CCS is a state program that helps children with certain diseases, physical limitations, or chronic health conditions. Through this program, qualifying children and young adults up to 21 years old can receive the healthcare and services that they need. Children enrolled in El Dorado CCS see paneled pediatric specialists in the state as well as payment for hospital stays, medical equipment, and medically necessary supplies.

CCS has a Medical Therapy Program which provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, and specialist physician oversight to children under 21 years, with diagnosed neuromuscular conditions (e.g. cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy) or chronic severe orthopedic conditions (e.g. arthrogryposis, osteogenesis imperfecta, rheumatoid arthritis).

 Your child may be eligible for medical care, equipment, and rehabilitation if they meet all four of the following requirements:

Age: Your child must be under 21 years of age.

Residence: Your child must be a permanent resident of the California County where you apply. Your child's residence is usually where you live.

Income: If your child is not already enrolled in Medi-Cal, your income must be less than $40,000 per year, according to the adjusted gross income on you California income taxes. A child may be eligible when the family income is more than $40,000 if medical care for the child's CCS condition is expected to cost the family more than 20 percent of the family's yearly income. If your child is adopted and has a CCS eligible condition at the time of adoption, your income will not matter. There is no financial eligibility requirement for CCS diagnostic services or the CCS Medical Therapy program.

Medical Conditions: Only certain conditions are eligible for CCS. In general, CCS covers medical conditions that are physically disabling or require medical, surgical, or rehabilitative services.

For more information call (530) 621-6128

View the CCS Program Brochure: English(PDF, 318KB)  | Spanish(PDF, 335KB)