The Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH) is a tax-supported, state-administered program of the Ohio Department of Health. The goal of the program is to assure that children with special needs and their families receive comprehensive care and services.
If your child is under 21 years of age and has an on-going health problem, or is going to be evaluated for a possible health problem, BCMH can help you find medical services. BCMH may even be able to pay for some medical services even if you have private insurance, Medicaid or no insurance.
Health Problems You Can Receive Help For
Some health problems you can receive help for include:
Chronic Ear Infections
Cleft Lip and Palate
Services may include:
Certain Hospital Stays
Lab Tests or Special Tests
Public Health Nurse Services
Visits to BCMH Approved Doctors
Specially trained Ottawa County Health Department public health nurses:
Help families access care
Provide service coordination for children with selected diagnoses
Assist families to access and utilize appropriate sources of payment for services for their child