Children with Medical Handicaps Program (BCMH)
Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH) is a program that links families of children with special healthcare needs to medical providers and helps families pay for the medical care their children need. BCMH may cover costs that are not covered by insurance or Medicaid. Families can receive services to rule out or diagnosis a medical condition, help establish a plan of treatment, and to treat an already diagnosed medical condition. Services may include: tests, x-rays, lab work, physician visits, hospital stays, prescriptions, medical equipment and supplies, and public health nurse services.
The program is for residents of Ohio age birth-21 years old and under the care of a BCMH approved medical provider for an eligible chronic medical condition. Examples of eligible medical conditions include but are not limited to: hemophilia and other bleeding disorders, hearing loss, diabetes, chronic lung disease, cerebral palsy, scoliosis, epilepsy, and cystic fibrosis.
To learn more about CMH, contact a Public Health Nurse at 740-942-2616