Last Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Children wtih Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program

Health/Human Services Commission (HHSC)
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

Specialized medical care and related services for children who have, or are at increased risk for having, a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional condition, and, who also require services of a type or amount beyond that which is generally required for children. Also, provides benefits for people of any age with cystic fibrosis.


Services may include: case management, screening services, early intervention services, physical exams, hearing & vision services, nutrition services, doctor visits, lab tests, immunizations, prescription drugs, social services, home health care, etc.

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.