California Children's Services (CCS) is a state program for children with certain diseases or health problems. 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. 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. CCS also provides medical therapy services that are delivered at public schools.
The CCS program is administered as a partnership between county health departments and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Currently, approximately 70 percent of CCS children are eligible for Medi-Cal benefits, and receive care under a Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan such as Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC). The other 30 percent of CCS children, who are not eligible for Medi-Cal benefits will receive care coordinated by DHCS and local counties.