CSH Financial Assistance Eligibility
Eligibility for financial assistance is determined by the CSH program administration.
To qualify you must:
- Be a Wyoming resident
- Be under 19 years of age
- Meet financial eligibility
- Be suspected or known to have a medical condition covered by CSH
- Be a U.S. Citizen or qualified alien
Financial eligibility is determined by comparing your family's gross income and family size to a table based on 200% of the current Federal Poverty Level.
Families with health insurance, Kid Care CHIP, or EqualityCare (Medicaid) may also be eligible for CSH.
Financial eligibility is reviewed annually.
CSH pays only for specialty medical care related to the approved condition/diagnosis. There is up to $40,000 maximum annual coverage
Occasionally, the Maternal and Family Health Program receives applications from families who may be eligible and meet qualifications for other programs (EqualityCare or Kid Care CHIP). These programs provide much broader financial coverage than Children’s Special Health (CSH).
CSH requires families to apply for Kid Care CHIP at the time of their application if it appears they may qualify for this coverage. CSH eligibility will be determined after application to Kid Care CHIP.
The added benefit of CSH enrollment to a family is care coordination both at the state and local level: assistance in obtaining and reminding of appointments; investigation of billing problems; connections to community resources, etc.
Medical eligibility is determined by CSH program staff through review of your child's application and medical records. Examples of medical conditions covered by CSH are cerebral palsy, diabetes type 1, seizures and chronic hearing loss.
Conditions/Services not covered:
Acute illness, i.e. colds, sore throats
Each application is reviewed individually