Children’s Special Health Care Services (CSHCS)

If you have a child with a severe or chronic health condition, paying for medical care can be a challenge, even if you have insurance.

Barry Eaton District Health Department provides Children’s Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) to eligible residents of Barry and Eaton Counties. CSHCS helps to coordinate and pay for hospital and outpatient medical specialty care. Help may also be available for travel expenses related to a child’s medical care. We work with you to ensure that you and your child receive the very best care.

More than 2,000 diagnoses are eligible for CSHCS coverage including asthma, cancer, cerebral palsy, cleft palate, liver disease, club foot, deformed limbs, spina bifada, certain vision disorders, paralysis or spinal injuries, cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, insulin-dependent diabetes, muscular dystrophy, certain heart conditions, epilepsy, kidney disease and many, many other conditions.

Your child’s medical condition, not your income, determines if you qualify for CSHCS.


For more information, call:

Eaton County

(517) 543-2430 or (517) 485-7110 Ext 2696 or 2635


Barry County

(269) 798-4116 or (269) 798-4115

Link to the State of Michigan's Children's Special Health Care Services website: www.michigan.gov/cshcs