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Information for Families

The Children with Medical Handicaps Program (BCMH) provides assistance to children with special health care needs and their families who meet the medical and financial eligibility criteria.  Assistance is provided to children under the age of 21 who have special health care needs and are residents of the State of Ohio.

Although BCMH covers a wide range of services, it is important to know BCMH does not cover all the services a child with special health care needs may require, nor are all services available for every diagnosis. Services must be related to the child’s BCMH-eligible condition.

If you have a specific question about a child/client on the program, please give the child’s/client’s name, date of birth and BCMH case number to the customer service representative at 1-800-755-4769 (families only) or (614) 466-1700 or This information will allow BCMH staff to answer your questions in a prompt and accurate manner.

Last Reviewed:  9/15/2014