Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program has helped
children in Texas with special needs since 1933. The CSHCN Services Program
assists children with special needs from birth through 20 years of age, as well
as people of any age with cystic fibrosis.
CSHCN Services Program clients and families receive direct services, such as
health benefits, case management, and family support services (like respite
care) to improve health, well-being, and quality of life.
The program focuses on families and strives to deliver services that honor
and respect cultural beliefs, traditions, and values. The CSHCN Services Program
promotes collaboration between parents and providers, including hospitals,
physicians, dentists, social workers, and many more.
How do you sign up?
For an application form and more information about the CSHCN Services
Program, please call your local area Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership
(TMHP) Provider Relations representative. To find your area representative, go
Regional Enrollment Support web page or call 1-800-568-2413. Provider
Relations representatives are eager to talk with you about becoming a CSHCN
Services Program provider—and introducing some very special kids to very special
providers like YOU!
Click here for details on enrolling as
a CSHCN Services Program provider.
Federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics
can also enroll in the CSHCN Services Program.
The CSHCN Services Program is working to improve client access to primary
care health services by enrolling providers at federally qualified
health centers (FQHCs) and rural health clinics (RHCs). Enrollment as a physician
group at an FQHC or RHC will help with reimbursement for the medical care provided to CSHCN Services Program clients who have access to an
FQHC or RHC.
FQHCs and RHCs must be enrolled as a physician group in Medicare and Texas
Medicaid before they are eligible to enroll as CSHCN Services Program providers.