Information for Individuals and Families

California Children's Services (CCS) is a program for children with certain diseases or health problems. Through this program, children and young adults up to 21 years old can get the health care and services they need. CCS will connect you with doctors and trained health care professionals who know how to care for your child with special health care needs.

Below are some links to information you may find useful.  You may also contact our CCS office at
(916) 875-9900 with questions regarding the program.


  • CCS Program Brochure - Caring for Children with Special Medical Needs  (English|Spanish)

  • CCS Family Handbook  (English|Spanish)

  • State of California CCS website

  • Alta California Regional Center (ACRC)
             ACRC creates and maintains partnerships to support persons with developmental disabilities,  
             children at risk, and their families in choosing services and supports through individual lifelong
             planning to achieve satisfying lifestyles in their own communities.

  • Family Voices of California
             Family Voices is a statewide grassroots network of families and friends speaking on behalf of
             children with special care needs.  The group is involved in several projects and works in partnership
             with agencies, advocates, and other professionals concerned with addressing the needs of families
             of children with special care needs.

  • Warmline Family Resource Center
             Provides Resources and Support to families of children with special needs in Sacramento, Placer, 
             Yolo, El Dorado, Nevada and Alpine counties.

  • Institute Child Health Policy        
            Established in 1986, the Institute Child Health Policy’s is a statewide unit of the State University  
            System of Florida. Their goal is to research, evaluate, formulate, and advance health policies, 
            programs, and systems that promote the health and well-being of children and youth.

  • Medi-Cal        
            This is a public health insurance program which provides needed health care services for low-income 
            individuals and families.

  • The Care Notebook        
           The Care Notebook is an organizing tool for families with children with special health care needs. 
            Parents can use it to track important information about their child's health and general care.

  • Social Security Administration (SSA)
            The official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration

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