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Health Department

Children's Special Services

Children’s Special Services (CSS) is a statewide program offered through the Tennessee Department of
Health, which serves children birth to age 21 years, with chronic illnesses or disability needs.  CSS
provides financial assistance for medical bills, prescriptions, durable medical equipment, etc., and
case management  services related to a child’s special health care needs.  Children who are uninsured,
have TennCare, or private insurance may apply for assistance.  Assistance is limited to treatment of
chronic medical conditions covered by the program.  The program does have financial eligibility
guidelines that are based on family size and 200% of the Health and Human Services Federal Poverty
Guidelines set for each year.  

For more information, please call (615) 340-5697.