Cattaraugus County Public Health: Prevent, Promote, Protect

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Physically Handicapped Children's Program

The PHCP (Physically Handicapped Children's Program) provides:

  • financial assistance to children twenty-one years of age or younger suspected of a special condition or chronic disease.
  • Medical rehabilitation for children under twenty-one years of age who have one of a variety of medical problems when their families have met the financial criteria.
  • Case management services including access to health insurance and medical care.
  • Qualifying children receive state aid for medical and orthodontic treatment, medical management, rehabilitative services, equipment and medicines for their children. Post polio adults are eligible for aid for prosthesis.

The PHC Program is for children from birth to 21 years of age who have, or are suspected as having, a serious or chronic physical condition, and who require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that typically required by children. In order to participate in this program, families must meet financial eligibility criteria.

Case management services, including access to health insurance and medical care, medical management, rehabilitative services, equipment and medicines for their children are provided. In order to participate in this program, families must meet financial eligibility criteria. Post-polio adults are eligible, at no cost, for aid for prosthesis.

This program can help families:

  • Access insurance
  • Set up diagnostic testing and evaluations.
  • Pay for hearing aids and other durable medical equipment.
  • Offset medical bills.

This program can also pay for up to three diagnostic evaluations to rule out certain conditions including, but not limited to:

  • Heart defects
  • Neurological problems
  • Some vision defects
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Diabetes
  • Orthopedic problems
  • Hearing loss

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Cattaraugus County Health Department Public Health for Healthy Communities

For more information about the Cattaraugus County Health Department services, please call us in Olean Toll-Free 1-800-251-2584

Hours: 8:30AM to 4:30PM Monday-Friday except on holidays at all locations

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