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Health Department Internships

Children & Families with Special Needs

Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS)

Phone Number: (616) 632-7066 or (800) 359-3722

2017 Parent Support Group Meetings

Target Population

Michigan residents. Covers most chronic medical conditions in children to age 21. Adults 21+ eligible with cystic fibrosis and coagulation defects only.


For medically eligible children, to age 21, CSHCS program pays for appropriate specialized medical treatment, equipment and supplies. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services determines whether the child is medically eligible. CSHCS will pay for a diagnostic evaluation to determine eligibility also. Referrals and advocacy provided. Parent Support Group for families with members with special needs meets monthly.

Additional Information

Co-payment may be required depending on income. Child may also have Medicaid, MIChild and/or private insurance.

Michigan CSHCS

Contact Us

Health Department


700 Fuller Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Public Health Clinics

(616) 632-7100

(616) 632-7083

Mark Hall, MD, MPH
Medical Director

Adam London, RS, MPA
Administrative Health Officer

Animal Shelter

740 Fuller Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-6:30pm
Closed for Lunch:
Monday-Friday: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Adoptions end 1 hour prior to closing.
Closed Saturday & Sunday

(616) 632-7300

(616) 632-7324

Environmental Health Services

700 Fuller Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 632-6900

(616) 632-6892

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