Mississippi State Department of Health

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)


MSDH services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs provides family-centered care coordination services for children and youth whose health care needs involve a range of specialized providers.

Special Needs, Special Services

If your child has a chronic illness or disability, we may be able to help. CYSHCN Services will work with you and your health providers to identify your needs and organize services to improve the health and well-being of your child. Please contact us for information to determine how we may assist your child and family.

What is Care Coordination?

Care Coordination works with children and their caregivers to match their special needs with resources and services that work together for the best possible outcome.

Who Can Qualify?

Eligible Conditions

CYSHCN Care Coordination services work to improve systems of care for children from birth to 21 years of age with chronic medical and disabling conditions. Qualifying conditions include, but are not limited to:


If you or your healthcare provider believe that your child may be eligible for the CYSHCN program, use the referral form below to notify us.

Questions and Answers

What's new about the program?

Why has coordinated care replaced Children's Medical Services?

Do I need an application?

Will I receive reminder cards?

What does my child gain from this program?

More Information


To learn more about CYSHCN services, call 1-800-844-0898 toll-free. If you are in the Jackson area, call 601-576-7281.

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