Children and guardians at a local playground

Children with Medical Handicaps

Children with Medical Handicaps

Lorain County Public Health participates in the Children with Medical Handicaps (CMH) program. LCPH nurses help parents and guardians of children with health care needs get family-centered, community-based services. The Ohio Department of Health leads this tax-supported program.

Call Lorain County Public Health at 440-322-6367 for more information. Ask your doctor for a CMH application.

CMH serves:

  • Children under 21
  • U.S. citizens
  • Ohio residents
  • Children with suspected medical handicaps
  • Families who meet financial eligibility requirements

Services may include:

  • Early identification/referral of a child with a medical concern
  • Biopsies, X-rays, laboratory tests, special tests
  • Referrals, consults and office visits to CMH-approved physicians
  • Public Health Nurse services
  • Up to 5 days in a hospital
  • Psychological evaluation for children under 6

Click here for a printable Fact Sheet on CMH

Click here for PHN Consultative Services Form (O-3 years of age)