CCS serves children and transition-aged young adults - up to their 21st birthday - with certain genetic, neurological, and orthopedic conditions that can be corrected or helped. Certain therapies for very young children such as physical therapy are provided without regard to family income and assets through Medical Therapy Units, often coordinated closely with the schools. Other services such as surgery and durable medical equipment must be judged medically necessary. If so, CCS can refer to a health-care provider and may provide some financial support.
Such support is predicated on the family having an annual adjusted gross income (AGI) of $40,000 or less, although if medical expenses exceed (or are projected to exceed) 20% of income or more, the child may be eligible, despite higher family income. Referral to CCS is typically provided by the physician with support by the regional center or school. Along with identifying information, the referral must include medical records which accurately and legibly document original findings