Children With Special Health Care Needs Program (CSHCN)

Through the Children with Special Health Care Needs program, assistance is given to families in finding appropriate community resources. Families are referred to community or state agencies to help them access health insurance and/or services for their children with special needs. Follow-up is offered to check on the need for further assistance. Outreach is provided within the community, including various community agencies, medical offices, daycare centers, preschools, and health fairs regarding services for children with special needs.

Please call us at (607) 778-2851 for more information. You will also find useful information in the links below.


Children with Special Health Care Needs Survey

  • Family Satisfaction Survey - The Broome County and New York State Health Departments would like to hear from you regarding the assistance you received from the CSHCN program. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete. Your feedback is very important to us, and will remain confidential.
  • Family Satisfaction Survey - En Espanol

 NYS Department of Health Resources


  • Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network - Facilitated Enrollment for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Medicaid
  • New York Medicaid Waiver - Medicaid waivers help provide services to people who would otherwise be in a nursing home or hospital to receive long-term care in the community, including those with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and Autism

Health Care

Child Development

  • Broome County Early Intervention Program - The Early Intervention Program is a statewide program that provides many different types of services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. Early Help Makes a Difference!
  • Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! - A coordinated effort to encourage healthy child development, universal developmental and behavioral screening for children, and support for the families and providers who care for them



Special Education

Helpful Community Organizations and Services