Health care for children and youth with disabilitieS

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) | NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)

People with Disabilities Everyone

If your child has special medical needs, the Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs program (CYSHCN) can help. You can get treatment information, help finding health services and insurance, free or low-cost insurance referrals, and community resources.

 

Who is eligible

Eligible children must:

  • Be age 21 or younger
  • Live in New York City
  • Have been diagnosed with or may have a serious or chronic health condition, physical disability, or developmental or emotional/behavioral condition
  • Need extra health care and assistance

How to get help

Other People with Disabilities Programs

School-Age and Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Centers

NYS Department of Education (NYS DOE); INCLUDEnyc

Support for young people with disabilities

Information and resources for young people with disabilities (age 0-21), their families, and their caregivers.

Updated March 25, 2022