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Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program


mother and daughterProgram Overview

The Children with Special Health Care Needs Services Program provides services to children with special needs and to people of any age with cystic fibrosis. The program provides:

  • Medically necessary health care.
  • Support services, including respite care (care provided by others).
  • Case management, which helps clients find other services they need.

The program focuses on families and helps parents and providers work together. The program works hard to make sure families get services that honor and respect their cultural beliefs, traditions and values.


Eligibility for the CSHCN Services Program

To qualify for the CSHCN Services Program, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be 20 or younger and have a chronic physical or developmental condition.
  • Have cystic fibrosis.

Contact Information

To contact the program by phone, you can call the:

  • TMHP-CSHCN Services Program Client Line at 877‑888‑2350.
  • HHSC-CSHCN Services Program Inquiry Line at 800‑252‑8023.

You can send an e-mail to CSHCN@hhsc.state.tx.us

You can send regular mail to:

CSHCN Services Program
MC 1938
PO Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347


Helpful Links


CSHCN Client Guide

You can find more information about the CSHCN Services Program in the CSHCN Services Program Client Guide.


Newsletter for Families

cshcn newsletterThe CSHCN Services Program Newsletter for Families provides useful information for program clients and their families. Each newsletter is written in English and Spanish.

Click here for the most recent edition.

To view past issues of the newsletter click here.

Note: To read the PDF files above, you will need a recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download a free copy.