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Children's Medical Services - Special services for children with special needs
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Children's Medical Services Network

Your child's health is important. That's why Children's Medical Services Network is here to provide a broad range of medical, therapeutic and supportive services for eligible children with special health care needs and their families. Our services focus on helping your child grow up healthier and include prevention and early intervention services, primary care, medical and therapeutic specialty care, and long term care. Effective August 1, 2014, Children's Medica Services Network will become a specialty health plan under Managed Medical Assistance (MMA).

Nurse and child with teddy bearOur statewide network includes over 5,000 doctors, hospitals, university medical centers and other healthcare providers who are all specially qualified to meet your child's unique health care needs. Approved CMS providers and physicians can be found using the CMS Provider Search. Medical care is provided at community doctors' offices and hospitals, local specialty medical clinics, and at university medical centers. Early intervention services are provided in the child's natural environment.

Services are coordinated through one of the 22 CMS Area Offices or 15 Local Early Steps (early intervention) Offices around the state. The CMS Area Offices offer nurses and social workers to families who would like help with organizing their child's care. Your child's CMS care coordinator will work with you and your child's doctors to get the care that he or she needs.

The Local Early Steps Offices will determine the status of your child's developmental milestones and, if eligible, a team of professionals will work with you to determine your concerns and priorities for your child. An Individualized Family Support Plan will be developed that outlines a plan unique to your child and family to provide supports and services that can be incorporated into everyday routines, activities and places to aid your child's development.

The Children's Medical Services Network is a Florida KidCare Program partner.

Is your child covered? Affordable health insurance for newborns through age 18. Itís now easier! Apply online www.healthykids.org 1-888-540-5437. Link opens in a new window.