Medical Therapy Program

Who can use this service?

This service is open to CCS clients who:

Is there a charge for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

What is the process?

Step 1: Submit your Application and Referral Form

Fax your Parent/Patient Application (available in Español) and New Client Referral form to (805) 781-4492, or mail to 2180 Johnson Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.

When and where is this service offered?

Please call (805) 781-5527 or (800) 660-3313 (se habla español) for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Health Campus

Monday - Friday 8-5

2180 Johnson Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Frequently Asked Questions

What conditions are eligible?

Conditions covered by MTP include:

  • Cerebral palsy, a motor disorder with onset in early childhood resulting from a non-progressive lesion in the brain, manifested by the presence of one or more of the following:

    • Rigidity or spasticity

    • Hypotonia, with normal or increased deep tendon reflexes, and exaggeration of or persistence of primitive reflexes beyond the normal age range

    • Involuntary movements that are described as athetoid, choreoid or dystonic

    • Ataxia manifested by incoordination of voluntary movement, dysdiadochokinesia, intention tremor, reeling or shaking of trunk and head, staggering or stumbling, and broad-based gait

  • Neuromuscular conditions that produce muscle weakness and atrophy, such as poliomyelitis, myasthenias and muscular dystrophies

  • Chronic musculoskeletal and connective tissue diseases or deformities such as osteogenesis imperfecta, arthrogryposis, rheumatoid arthritis, amputations and contractures resulting from burns

  • Other conditions manifesting the findings listed above such as ataxias, degenerative neurological disease or other intracranial processes

 
For applicants 3 years or younger, two or more of the following conditions must be present:
 

  • Exaggerations of or persistence of primitive reflexes beyond the normal age (corrected for prematurity)

  • Increased Deep Tendon Reflexes (DTRs) that are 3+ or greater

  • Abnormal posturing as characterized by the arms, legs, head, or trunk turned or twisted into an abnormal position

  • Hypotonicity, with normal or increased DTRs, in infants below one year of age (infants above one year must meet the cerebral palsy criteria described above)

  • Asymmetry of motor findings of trunk or extremities

What services are provided?

The team connects eligible children with physical therapy, occupational therapy and specialized equipment.
 
Physical therapy is primarily provided to address mobility and ambulation needs.  Occupational therapy helps individuals perform daily living and work skills independently (for example, learning dressing and self-feeding skills).
 
The program also provides recommendations for specialized equipment, such as orthotics/braces, wheelchairs and other assistive devices.

Do you have to be eligible for Medi-Cal or CenCal to utilize these services?

No, there is no financial eligibility requirement for MTP.

What if I move to another county, or transfer into SLO County?

MTP offices are located in every county in California; if you move within the state, your child's case can simply be transferred to the new location.