California Children's Services (CCS)

California Children's Services (CCS) is a program for kids and youth with certain diseases. CCS selects the best services and pays for the care.

Welcome New Families to CCS Program Orientation

    Please note: All upcoming events will use the same zoom link listed below.

    Topic: Welcome New CCS Families

    • Meet the Medical Director
    • Learn about your case management team and how CCS can support you.
    • Get an opportunity to ask questions and address any concerns.

    Upcoming Dates:

    • October 12, 2022  at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time (US and Canada)
    • November 30, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time (US and Canada)
    • December 7, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 977 4639 1299

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      Nota: Todos los eventos usaran el mismo enlace de Zoom que aparece a continuación

      Tema: Bienvenida a las Familias de CCS

      • Conozca al Director Médico del programa
      • Obtenga información sobre su equipo de administración de casos y cómo CCS puede ayudarle
      • Obtenga la oportunidad de hacer preguntas y abordar cualquier inquietud


      • 19 de octubre  del 2022 a las 7:00 p.m. Hora del Pacífico (EE.UU. y Canadá)
      • 30 de noviembre del 2022 a las 7:30 p.m. Hora del Pacífico (EE.UU. y Canadá)
      • 14 de deciembre  del 2022 a las 7:00 p.m. Hora del Pacífico (EE.UU. y Canadá)

      Únase a la reunión de Zoom

      Identificación de la reunión: 977 4639 1299

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      CCS en español

        CCS Caregiver Conversations

        Taking Care of Your Mental Health

        Speaker: Jennifer Pham, LCSW

        Behavioral Health Expert

        Date: September 26, 2022

        Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm


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        Meeting ID: 974 4833 8803

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        Cuidando de su Salud Mental

        Speaker: Crystal Nava, ASW

        Social Worker in Early Childhood Programs

        Fecha: 1 de octubre del 2022 

        Tiempo: 11:00am - 12:00pm


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        Meeting ID: 974 4833 8803

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        CCS may provide:

        • Treatment, such as doctor's services
        • Hospital care
        • Surgical care
        • Physical therapy
        • Occupational therapy
        • Testing
        • Medical equipment

        CCS program has two parts:

        CCS eligibility:

        • A child or youth can get CCS services if they meet these four requirements:
        1. Birth to age 21
        2. Lives in Santa Clara County
        3. Has a chronic, disabling, or life-threatening medical condition that is a CCS eligible medical condition​
        4. Has one of the following:
          1. Family income (AGI-Adjusted Gross Income) of $40,000 or less
          2. Family income (AGI-Adjusted Gross Income) over $40,000 and out-of-pocket medical expenses are expected to be more than 20 percent of the family income (AGI-Adjusted Gross Income)
          3. A need for an evaluation to find out if there is a health problem covered by CCS
          4. Was adopted with a known health problem that is covered by CCS
          5. A need for the Medical Therapy Program (children and youth can get Medical Therapy Program services no matter what their family income is)
          6. Medi-Cal​, with full benefits (Full-Scope or Shared-Of-Cost)

        Steps to receiving CCS services

        1. Referral
          1. Anyone can refer a child or youth to CCS (i.e. doctor, parent, teacher, etc.)
        2. Diagnosis
          1.  A doctor identifies that the child or youth may have a CCS eligible medical condition​. The doctor sends a report to CCS for review by the Nurse Case Manager
        3. Application
          1. Family or youth fills out and signs an application for CCS services
        4. ​Case management and care coordination
          1. The CCS Nurse Case Manager assists the child or youth with getting the right care at the right place
        5. Treatment
          1. CCS approves health care services to treat the child's or youth's CCS eligible medical condition. A copy of the approval is mailed to the home of the child or youth. The family/ client can then schedule an appointment for the care that was approved
          2. Each time the child or youth needs to see a new doctor, get a new medication or equipment, a Service Authorization Request form needs to be completed. The medical provider will fill out the Service Authorization Request form and send it to CCS. You will be notified by mail when the services have been approved. You can contact CCS to find out the status of a Service Authorization Request


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