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California Children Services (CCS)

CCS covers children less than 21 years of age with serious medical and disabling conditions. If family income is at or below $2,010* per month, must apply for Medi-Cal, if eligible.

For more information, click here or call (800) 288-4584.

Who can get it?

  • Children under 21 years of age who have serious medical and disabling conditions that are covered by CCS. If family income is at or below $2.010* per month, must apply for Medi-Cal, if eligible

How much does it cost?

  • No cost if receiving full scope Medi-Cal with zero Share-of-Cost
  • For all other eligible children, a one-time charge of $20 if family income is greater than $1,005 per month
  • Annual enrollment fee, (based on sliding scale), if family income is greater than $2,010* per month
  • Therapy only services are exempt from any fees
  • If fee creates hardship, families may submit an appeal

What is required?

  • LA County residence
  • Child must live with parent or court appointed legal guardian
  • Legal residence not required
  • Income verification, example: recent tax returns, paystubs, unemployment stub or Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI) award letter

What is covered?

  • Full medical services for infants, children, and young adults less than 21 old who have serious or disabling conditions like congenital heart disease, cancers, hemophilia, serious chronic kidney problems, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, AIDS, problems caused by premature birth, etc.

Where do I go for care?

  • LA County DHS hospitals and clinics
  • Any CCS-approved provider

Where do I apply?

  • Call CCS (800) 288-4584 for a referral, application request and/or request for services

*Monthly income level above is based on the April 1, 2017 Federal Poverty Levels (FPL) for a family size of one.