Children’s Special Health for Wyoming Children

Children's Special Health (CSH) is a program for Wyoming children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) who require something beyond routine and basic care. Wyoming's CSH program is funded through Title V of the Social Security Act and state matching funds in order to do the following:

  • Provide and promote family-centered, community-based, coordinated care for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN)
  • Facilitate the development of community-based systems of services
  • Support core public health functions such as resource development, capacity building, public information, technical assistance to communities, provider training, and gathering and analyzing data
  • Build community capacity via training, technical assistance, and financing
  • Provide direct healthcare services to children and families as a way to fill gaps in services

Services

Services provided by Wyoming's CSH program include:

  • Coordination of care: helping families access services in their community
  • Financial assistance for qualifying medical conditions (see eligibility for more information)
  • Genetics and specialty care clinics
  • Funds for translation services required by CSH clients
  • Limited funding for transportation
  • Diagnostic evaluation to determine diagnosis
  • Some equipment and medications

CSH Financial Assistance Eligibility

Eligibility for financial assistance is determined by the CSH program administration. To qualify you must:

  • Be a Wyoming resident
  • Be under 19 years of age
  • Meet financial eligibility
  • Be suspected or known to have a medical condition covered by CSH
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or qualified alien

CSH Application Process

To apply for the CSH program:

  • Call 307-733-6401 to arrange an appointment
  • Gather your child's medical, education, and your family's financial records and take them with you
  • Submit your application, a confidential financial statement, and a signed release form to the Public Health Nurse so we may request needed records

A letter will notify you of eligibility or denial. The letter will state the approved condition(s) [diagnosis(es)], the approved medical provider(s), and your child's date of eligibility.

Charges prior to date of eligibility, for unauthorized services, or visits to anyone other than the approved provider(s) will not be paid.