What is BCMH?
BCMH (Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps) is a health care program in the Ohio Department of Health that links families of children with special health care needs to a network of quality providers and helps families obtain payment for the services their child needs.
Who is eligible for BCMH?
Those who are permanent residents of Ohio that are aged 0-21 years old and under the care of a BCMH approved doctor for a chronic medical condition that is eligible for BCMH services. Financial eligibility is required for the treatment program of BCMH.
What conditions are eligible for BCMH?
Some of the medical eligible conditions are:
|Cerebral Palsy||Juvenile arthritis|
|Chronic Lung Disease||Metabolic disorders|
|Congenital heart disease||Severe vision disorders|
|Cystic Fibrosis||Sickle cell disease|
To learn more about BCMH or to enroll, contact Sally Hofstetter, RN or Pat Donihue, RN at the Wayne County Health Department, telephone number 330-264-9590. The nurses are available to assist families with the BCMH application process and help them find the services they need for their child.