Children's Special Health Services (CSHS)
Children's Special Health Services (CSHS) is a program of services provided through the Louisiana Office of Public Health (OPH) for children in Louisiana who have special health care needs.
- Live in Louisiana.
- Are under 21 years of age.
- Have a condition that:
- Can benefit from rehabilitation services.
- Is covered by CSHS.
- Requires long term treatment by specialists, physicians and multi-disciplinary staff.
- Meet financial guidelines established by CSHS.
- Doctors and other health care workers
- Medical tests and procedures
- Hospital care
- Home health services
- Medical equipment and supplies
- Parent/family support services
- Medications and special diets
- Nursing, nutrition and social services follow-up
- Care coordination, case management, and resource development
How Does A Family Apply for CSHS?
The application process starts at your local parish health unit. A parent can contact the parish health unit or the CSHS Regional Office where the child lives for further information. A referral from a physician or
audiologist is needed. See the listing of regional CSHS offices for contact information.