Mississippi State Department of Health

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)


MSDH's Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs program provides family-centered care coordination for children and youth with specialized health care needs such as a chronic illness or disability.

Special Needs, Special Services

If your child has a chronic illness or disability, we may be able to help. CYSHCN Services will work with you and your health providers to identify your needs and organize services to improve the health and well-being of your child. Please contact us for information to determine how we may assist your child and family.

What is Care Coordination?

Care Coordination works with children and their caregivers to match their special needs with resources and services that work together for the best possible outcome.

Who Can Qualify?

Eligible Conditions

CYSHCN Care Coordination services work to improve systems of care for children from birth to 21 years of age with chronic medical and disabling conditions. Qualifying conditions include, but are not limited to:


If you or your healthcare provider believe that your child may be eligible for the CYSHCN program, use the referral form below to notify us.

What Your Child Will Gain

More Information


To learn more about CYSHCN services, call 1-800-844-0898 toll-free. If you are in the Jackson area, call 601-576-7281.

For more information about Maternal and Child Health Programs and the MCH Block Grant, call 1-800-721-7222.

Links referenced on this page
Referral Form    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,2056,74,pdf/Form1037-Referral.pdf
CYSHCN Brochure (English)    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,7220,163,pdf/CYNSHCN_Brochure.pdf
CYSHCN Brochure (Spanish)    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/7365.pdf
Further resources    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,163,77,html ok

Resources referenced
Referral Form    https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,2056,74,pdf/Form1037-Referral.pdf ok
CYSHCN Brochure (English)    https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,7220,163,pdf/CYNSHCN_Brochure.pdf ok
CYSHCN Brochure (Spanish)    https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/7365.pdf ok

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