Children's Special Health Care Services
Caring for Kids with Chronic Conditions.
NEW! Join our Facebook group: Washtenaw County Families Connect. Our goal is to support local families with children with chronic illness, disabilities or special health care needs.
How does CSHCS help?
- Paying specialty medical bills, including medications and equipment related to qualifying conditions
- Identifying and locating specialty services
- Coordinating services and managing care
- Assisting with transportation needs for medical care
- Covering co-pays and deductibles from private insurance, or helping maintain private insurance
- Providing reimbursement for travel and lodging for medical care
Who can join CSHCS?
- Michigan residents
- Migrant farmworker families
- U.S. citizens and some permanent residents
- Individuals under age 21 or those over 21 who have certain blood clotting disorders or Cystic Fibrosis
The Washtenaw County Public Health CSHCS Team
Our local CSHCS team is here to help.
For medical questions, case management and coverage questions, contact our nurses:
- Last names starting with A through J: Colleen Warner, RN, at 734-544-3080 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Last names starting with K through Z: Muhammad Saifudin, RN, at 734-544-9750 or by email at email@example.com
Travel and Lodging
Please contact CSHCS before the dates of your travel. Mileage is reimbursed at the Medicaid rate. Contact Washtenaw County Public Health CSHCS representative Lisa Stoll at 734-544-9700 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A list of Michigan hotels that work with CSHCS is available. A printable list Michigan and out-of-state CSHCS hotels is also available.
What should I do if I have a grievance or complaint about CSHCS?
If you have complaints or concerns with your CSHCS health care or your local CSHCS provider, you may contact the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Call the CSHCS Family Phone Line: 1-800-359-3722, email CSHCSFC@michigan.gov or write to:
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Administrative, Tribunal and Appeals Division
PO Box 30763
Lansing MI 48909-7695
- NEW: The MiABLE (Michigan Achieving a Better Life Experience) program allows individuals with disabilities and their families save for the future without fear of losing any disability benefits. See www.miable.org
- Find the best prices on medications using http://goodrx.com/
- Special Needs Fund may provide partial or full payments for items including but not limited to wheelchair ramps, van lifts and tie downs, therapeutic tricycles, air conditioners, adaptive recreational equipment and electrical service upgrades necessitated by eligible equipment.
Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Needs is the parent directed section of CSHCS. Find information on available services as well as scholarship information.
CSHCS Transition Guide. If your child is within 6 months of reaching age 18 or 21, please call to schedule a visit or phone call with your nurse so that we can better assist with any questions or concerns.
FREE medication delivery is available from many local pharmacies. Participating pharmacies include area Kroger pharmacies, Hometown Pharmacy in Ann Arbor and Chelsea, Village Apothecary and Village Pharmacy II.