Children With Medical Handicaps

Children with Medical Handicaps

The Children with Medical Handicaps Program (CMH) is a health care program in the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). CMH links families of children with special health care needs to a network of quality providers and helps families obtain payment for the services their children need.

The child must be:

  • A resident of Ohio
  • Under the care of a CMH approved physician
  • Have a possible medical handicap (diagnostic program)
  • Family must be financially eligible (treatment program only)

Treatment Program

  • The purpose of the program is to provide ongoing treatment services for medically and financially eligible children


  • Office visits to CMH approved physicians
  • Prescription medications
  • Therapies
  • Hearing aides
  • Surgery
  • Medical equipment
  • Public health nurse services

Diagnostic Program

  • Rule out a medically handicapping condition
  • Diagnose a condition
  • Help develop a plan of treatment


  • Office visits to CMH approved physician, as well as diagnostic tests that are needed
  • Public health nurse services

For more information on CMH, call the health department at  (419)784.3818
or visit the Ohio Department of Health website.