The service coordination program helps families locate and coordinate services their child may need. This program does not pay for medical services. Financial eligibility is not required for this program.
This program is currently available for a limited number of diagnoses. To be eligible, the individual must be under the care of a multidisciplinary team at a hospital approved by CMH for service coordination. The team service coordinator works with the family and public health nurse to develop a plan to meet the needs of the child. BCMH supports teams that have been designated to provide special care to children with specific conditions such as cystic fibrosis, craniofacial anomalies, cancer and hemophilia anomalies located in three tertiary centers and eight children’s hospitals.
The applicant must:
- Be under the age of 21
- Be a resident of Ohio
- Be under the care of a recognized specialty team that is approved by BCMH to provide service coordination
- Have on file at CMH a service coordination application submitted by an approved team service coordinator. The application must also contain the signature of the parent/guardian for any applicant less than 18 years of age. CMH requires the signature of the applicant if he/she is 18 to 21 years of age. Documentation must be provided if there is legal guardianship of an individual 18 to 21 years of age
- There are no financial eligibility criteria
The service coordination program helps parents locate and coordinate the services their child may need. This program does not pay for medical services. Services are authorized for one year. If eligibility is maintained, service coordination may be renewed yearly until the child reaches the age of 21.
· Service coordination services by a hospital-based service coordinator and a local public health nurse.
· Development of a plan by the team service coordinator, public health nurse and the family to meet the needs of the child.
The team service coordinator must send a Medical Application Form to CMH. The parent/legal guardian or the applicant that is 18 to 21 years of age must sign the Medical Application Form or a Release of Information and Consent Form before the application can be started.