Children's Special Health

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Children's Special Health (CSH) is a program for Wyoming children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) who require something beyond routine and basic care. Wyoming's CSH program is funded through Title V of the Social Security Act and state matching funds in order to do the following:

  • Build community capacity via training, technical assistance, and financing
  • Facilitate the development of community-based systems of services
  • Provide and promote family-centered, community-based, coordinated care for children and youth with special health care needs
  • Provide direct healthcare services to children and families as a way to fill gaps in services
  • Support core public health functions such as resource development, capacity building, public information, technical assistance to communities, provider training, and gathering and analyzing data


  • Coordination of care: helping families access services in their community
  • Diagnostic evaluation to determine diagnosis
  • Financial assistance for qualifying medical conditions (see eligibility for more information)
  • Funds for translation services required by CSH clients
  • Genetics and specialty care clinics
  • Limited funding for transportation
  • Some equipment and medications