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California Children's Services

Who can use this service?

This service is open to any individual who:

  • has a medically eligible condition and
  • is under 21 years old
  • lives in San Luis Obispo County
  • and has one of the following:
    • family income of $40,000 or less
    • out-of-pocket medical expenses expected to be more than 20 percent of family's adjusted gross income
    • a need for an evaluation to find out if there is a health problem covered by CCS
    • was adopted with a known health problem that is covered by CCS
    • a need for the Medical Therapy Program
    • Medi-Cal or CenCal, with full benefits

For more information, visit the State’s website.

What is the process?

Step 1: Submit your Application and Referral Form

Fax your Parent/Patient Application (available en Español) and New Client Referral form to (805) 781-4492 or mail to the address below.

Is there a charge for this service?

Medical services are provided at no-cost to eligible individuals, but there may be an enrollment or assessment fee.

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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Monday - Friday 8-5 by appointment only

2180 Johnson Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Frequently Asked Questions

What services are provided?

For a list of services provided by CCS, please visit the California Department of Health Care Services Benefits Page.

What conditions are eligible?

For a full list of covered conditions please visit the Overview of CCS Medical Eligibility website.

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

No. If you have a child with special medical needs, even if you think you make too much money to qualify, your child may still be eligible for CCS services.

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

CCS 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.

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