Children and guardians at a local playground

Children with Medical Handicaps

Children with Medical Handicaps

Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) 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 questions and enrollment. 

CMH serves:

  • Children under the age of 23
  • U.S. citizens
  • Ohio residents
  • Children with medical concerns
  • Families who meet financial eligibility 

Services may include:

  • Early identification/referral of a child with a medical concern
  • Biopsies, X-rays, laboratory tests, special tests, and prescriptions
  • Referrals, consults, and office visits to CMH approved physicians
  • Public Health Registered Nurse services
  • Psychological evaluations for children 

Click here for a printable fact sheet on CMH.