California Children’s Services (CCS)


The Tehama County Health Services Agency is committed to a healthy community through the use of health education, prevention, assessment, early intervention and treatment with follow-up. Our Children’s services division caters to our youngest residents.

Services Offered

Tehama County is a “Dependent” county for the CCS program, this means we do not approve or deny requests, we serve as a liaison between the providers, families, and the state. We send all requests to the state for review and determination. We enroll clients into the program, process Service Authorization Requests submitted by CCS providers, and provide families with medical care coordination to help the children attend specialist appointments out of the area. We also work closely with area schools and operate a Medical Therapy Program which provides Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy services to qualifying clients at the Medical Therapy Unit located at Vista Preparatory Academy.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Under 21 years of age
  • Participants must have a qualifying medical condition.

    • Examples of qualifying conditions include but are not limited to:
      • heart disease
      • diabetes
      • traumatic injuries
      • severe hearing loss and more.
  • A California Resident
  • Meets one of the following criteria:

    • Medi-Cal, with full benefits
    • Family income of $40,000 or less
    • Out-of-pocket medical expenses expected to be more than 20 percent of family’s adjusted gross income
    • Need for an evaluation to find out if there is a health problem covered by CCS
    • Adopted with a known health problem that is covered by CCS
    • Need for the Medical Therapy Program
Department of Health Care Services