Last Updated: Monday, July 11, 2022

Children wtih Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program

Health & Human Services (HHS)
4900 N Lamar BLVD -MC 1938
PO Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714

TEL: 800-222-3986

Alternate Phone: 512-776-7150
FAX: 512-776-7162
Program Website

Benefits Summary

Care coordination, consultation and case management for families with children who have or are at an increased risk for chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions who also require services of a type or amount beyond that of which is generally required for children. These services should ensure that children with special needs achieve optimal health and quality of life. Specific benefits/services for this federal/state program vary by state.


Provides families with the information and resources they need to manage their child's health care. Examples: access to screening and early intervention and other services determined by care coordinators. Services vary depending on the child/family needs.

Eligibility Guidelines

Live in Texas; under age 21 (any age with Cystic Fibrosis); meets family income guidelines; and has a medical problem that: is expected to last at least 12 months, will limit 1 or more major life activities, needs more health care than what children usually need, and medical condition has physical symptoms. Contact program for details.

How to apply

Contact the regional office of CSHCN in your area (there are 8, see web site for list); call the 800 number above.