Children with Special Health Needs is a free public health program for families, health care providers, and communities. We support Vermont children and youth with special health needs by ensuring comprehensive, community-based and family-centered services.
We provide targeted financial technical assistance when families are experiencing challenges with health insurance benefits or accessing services and supplies they need. We provide respite funds to families who qualify so parents and caregivers can get a break. We also help bridge transitions from infancy to adulthood and everything in between.
Who is eligible? We serve those Vermont children and youth – age birth to 21 – who have a chronic physical or developmental condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally.