Medically Handicapped Children’s Program


What is the Medically Handicapped Children’s Program?
A program that provides specialized medical services for children and youth with special health care needs.  Services may include service coordination/case management, specialty medical team evaluations, access to specialty physicians, and payment of authorized medical services.
Who may be eligible for this program?
  • Birth through 20 years of age
  • Must be a Nebraska resident
  • Must be diagnosed with an eligible chronic medical condition and an active individual medical treatment plan (MHCP- Medical Conditions)      
  • Must meet financial eligibility based on current regulations

What services may be available through the Medically Handicapped Children’s Program?

      Some of the funded services may include:
  • Diagnostic and Consultative Services: These services may include assistance with locating offices of participating specialists, hospitals, or specialty clinics.
  • Treatment Services: Funds are used to pay for costs of prior authorized specialized medical treatment related to the eligible diagnosis(es).  Treatment must be in accordance with the individual treatment plan. 
  • The program does NOT provide or cover general medical care.
How do I apply for the Medically Handicapped Children’s Program?
  • Individuals, parents, guardians, agencies, and physicians may refer a child/youth to the Medically Handicapped Children’s Program at any time.
  • You can request an application from any Department of Health and Human Services local office.
  • Print or fill out an Application and Medical Deductions Worksheet
Applications may be submitted to any Department of Health and Human office or to:
ATTN:  Medically Handicapped Children’s Program
           Department of Health and Human Services
           P.O. Box 95026
           Lincoln, NE 68509-5026 
           Fax to (402) 328-6219

For additional information and questions, please contact any of the following locations:
Grand Island       (308) 385-6159
Lincoln               (402) 471-5379
Norfolk               (402) 370-3131
North Platte        (308) 530-3087
Or, send an email to:
How can I find the state regulations for the Medically Handicapped Children’s Program?


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