Families who have children with a chronic illness or physical disability may be receiving services from BOTH Medicaid and the Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (CMH) program. You do NOT have to receive services from Medicaid to be eligible for CMH.
What is the CMH Program? The CMH program is administered by the Ohio Department of Health. It provides medical coverage for children with special health care needs.
Who is eligible for the CMH Program? Children under the age of 21, who are residents of Ohio, under the care of a CMH approved physician and have a chronic, physically handicapping condition. Some examples are: Asthma, Cerebral Palsy, Seizure Disorder, Diabetes, Hearing Loss, Heart Conditions, Cleft Lip/Palate, Arthritis, Sickle Cell, Brain Injuries, Childhood, Cancers, Spina Bifida, Metabolic Disorders, Muscular Dystrophy.
To receive additional information about the CMH Program contact the the CMH Public Health Nurse located at the Health District, Susie Traud, R.N., CMH Coordinator, 513-695-1535.
There are two main CMH programs