Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)


The Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program seeks to improve the system of care for children and youth with special health care needs from birth and up to 21 years of age and their families. The Program helps to shape public policy so families can get the best health care for their children.

Children served by the CYSHCN Program have an illness or condition for which they need extra health care and support services. These children might have a serious or long-lasting:

  • Physical condition,
  • Intellectual or developmental disability, and/or
  • Behavioral or emotional condition.

Conditions include but not limited to ADD or ADHD, allergies, anxiety, arthritis/joint problems, asthma, autism or autism spectrum disorder, behavioral/conduct problem, blood disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis, depression, developmental delay, diabetes, Down syndrome, epilepsy/seizure disorder, genetic or inherited condition, head injury, hearing problem, heart problem, intellectual disability, learning difficulty, migraines, other mental health condition, muscular dystrophy, sickle cell anemia, speech or language disorder, substance use disorder, Tourette syndrome, and vision problem. The program is not limited to these conditions.


Referrals for CYSHCN 


Anyone can call for information and referral through CYSHCN

Contact Information


Phone: 607-753-5120
Fax: 607-261-1281

Hours


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Fees


There is no cost to families.

Helpful Resources


Healthcare & Your Child/Youth with Special Needs

Education & Your Child / Youth with Special Needs

College/Employment Transition Services for Youth

Visit the New York State Education website for more information about college or employment transition for Youth.

New York State Department of Health Resources

Find more information about the Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs program on the New York State Department of Health website.