Contact:
 Case Management
 
 Phone: 410-632-9230
 
 Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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 The program’s goal is to assist families in obtaining special  medical care for children with chronic illness or disabling  conditions as a payer of last resort. This program generally  assists families who do not have medical insurance, or  families who have medical insurance
that is NOT able to cover  the child’s medical needs/treatment. 


Maryland launches online resource database for children and youth with special health care needs.  Visit this website to see resources that are available: http://specialneeds.dhmh.maryland.gov


General Eligibility for the program:

1.        Be a Maryland resident.

2.        Be younger than 22 years old.

3.        Meet medical requirements: have a diagnosed, or suspected, chronic illness or disability that requires medical evaluation and/or treatment.

4.        Meet financial eligibility requirements. This is determined by the size and income of the family unit. Family unit includes members living in the child’s household. Medical deductions may help the family qualify for services.

Services and Specialty Services commonly covered                

1.        Visits to specialists.

2.        Elective inpatient procedures.                                                 

3.        Medications.

4.        Therapies.           

5.        Lab Work/X-Ray.

6.        Medical equipment.

7.        Cardiology.

8.        Oncology.

9.        Plastic surgery (facial defects).

This service is provided by the Case Management Program.


Infant and Toddler/CMS Newsletters:

About Patient Centered Medical Homes:

A medical home is not a building, house, hospital or home healthcare service, but rather an approach to providing comprehensive primary care. In a family-centered medical home, the pediatric care team works in partnership with a child and a child's family to assure that all of the medical and non-medical needs of the patient are met. 


For more Information:


About Youth Health Care Transition:

The Children’s Medical Services program assists youth with special health care needs and their families to thoughtfully plan out moving from a child-centered medical provider (pediatrician) to an adult-centered medical provider and for the youth to become more independent with taking care of their health care needs.

Transitioning to an adult-centered health care system is one of the many transitions youth will experience as they reach adulthood.  Other transitions may include graduating from high school, attending college or vocational training, entering the work force and moving away from home to community living.

        Transition Resources

  • Why is youth health care transitioning important?
  • Child-centered health care focuses on the health care needs of children birth-18 years. An adult-centered medical provider will focus on screening and treatment for adult health issues.  Because the pediatricians treating these youth with special health care needs are frequently specialists, it can be a challenge for parents to find an adult medical provider who can appropriately treat their son or daughter’s special health care needs.   
  • As youth become young adults, they are usually able to start to manage their own health care needs. Managing their own health care is essential for their independence and self esteem as an adult.
  • Online Resources for Parents:
             To reach a parent coordinator, contact resource hotline: (800)-638-8864.

 

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