California Children's Services (CCS) is a program for children with certain diseases or health problems. Through this program, children, and young adults up to 21 years old can get the health care and services they need. CCS will connect you with doctors and trained health care professionals who know how to care for your child with special health care needs.
Learn more about the program using the resources provided below. If you have any additional questions about the program or require assistance, please contact the Sacramento County CCS office at (916) 875-9900.
- CCS Program Brochure - Caring for Children with Special Medical Needs (English|Spanish)
- CCS Family Handbook (English|Spanish)
- State of California CCS website
- Alta California Regional Center (ACRC)
ACRC creates and maintains partnerships to support persons with developmental disabilities, children at risk, and their families in choosing services and supports through individual lifelong planning to achieve satisfying lifestyles in their own communities.
- Family Voices of California
Family Voices is a statewide grassroots network of families and friends speaking on behalf of children with special care needs. The group is involved in several projects and works in partnership with agencies, advocates, and other professionals concerned with addressing the needs of families of children with special care needs.
- Warmline Family Resource Center
Provides Resources and Support to families of children with special needs in Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Nevada, and Alpine counties.
- Institute Child Health Policy
Established in 1986, the Institute Child Health Policy’s is a statewide unit of the State University System of Florida. Their goal is to research, evaluate, formulate, and advance health policies, programs, and systems that promote the health and well-being of children and youth.
This is a public health insurance program which provides needed health care services for low-income individuals and families.
- The Care Notebook
The Care Notebook is an organizing tool for families with children with special health care needs. Parents can use it to track important information about their child's health and general care.
- Social Security Administration (SSA)
The official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration