Medical Conditions

Eligible Conditions

Medical conditions that are covered under the California Children Services Program and the Medical Therapy Program include:
  • Conditions involving the heart (e.g., congenital heart disease, rheumatic heart disease)
  • Neoplasms (e.g., cancers, tumors)
  • Diseases of the blood (e.g., hemophilia, sickle cell anemia)
  • Diseases of the respiratory system (e.g., cystic fibrosis, chronic lung disease)
  • Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases (e.g., thyroid problems, PKU, or diabetes that is hard to control)
  • Diseases of the genito-urinary system (e.g., serious kidney problems)
  • Diseases of the gastrointestinal system (e.g., liver problems such as biliary atresia)
  • Serious birth defects (e.g., cleft lip / palate, spina bifida)
  • Diseases of the sense organs (e.g., eye problems leading to loss of vision such as glaucoma and cataracts, hearing loss)
  • Diseases of the nervous system (e.g., cerebral palsy, uncontrolled epilepsy / seizures)
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, muscular dystrophy)
  • Severe disorders of the immune system (e.g., HIV infection)
  • Disabling injuries and poisonings requiring intensive care or rehabilitation (e.g., severe head, brain, or spinal cord injuries, severe burns)
  • Complications of premature birth requiring an intensive level of care
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (e.g., severe hemangioma)
  • Medically-handicapping malocclusion (severely crooked teeth)


For more information, contact California Children Services at (209) 381-1114.