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Care Connection for Children (CCC)

Care Connection for Children (CCC)

Service Description

Care Connection for Children is a statewide network of centers of excellence for children with special health care needs (CSHCN) that provide leadership in the enhancement of specialty medical services; care coordination; medical insurance benefits evaluation and coordination; management of the CSHCN Pool of Funds; information and referral to CSHCN resources; family-to-family support; and training and consultation with community providers on CSHCN issues.

Service Areas

Center Listing by Location

Virginia map with service areas for each CCC center

Listing of Virginia cities and counties served by each CCC center

Eligibility Requirements

Medical Eligibility

Children with special health care needs eligible for CCC services are those who have disorders that:

  • Have a physical basis:
  • Have lasted, or are expected to last, at least 12 months; and
  • Produce one of more of the following sequelae:
    • Need for health care and ancillary services over and above the usual for the child's age, or for special ongoing treatments, interventions, or accommodation at home or school
    • Limitation in function, activities, or social role in comparison with healthy age peers in the general areas of physical, cognitive, emotional, and social growth and development;
    • Dependency on one of the following to compensate for, or minimize limitation of, function, activities, or social role: medications, special diet, medical technology, assistive devices or personal assistance.

Age Eligibility: Birth to 21 years of age.

Residency Eligibility: Virginia Resident

Financial Eligibility (Required only for those seeking assistance from the CSHCN Pool of Funds):
The CSHCN Pool of Funds provides a limited amount of money to assist CSHCN who are uninsured or underinsured whose families have gross family income at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level. The funds assist with payment of certain services such as medications, diagnostic testing, therapies, durable medical equipment, and hospitalizations.

Preauthorization is required for the use of CSHCN Pool of Funds.


Last Updated: 07-10-2013

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