The Care Connection for Children Program provides community-based services and funds to support families with children with special healthcare needs. Our professional care coordinators help children and their families access medical and community-based services targeted to each child's individual needs.
We gather case managers, medical providers, educators and family members together to plan and manage a plan of care specific to each child.
We strive to:
- Build strong, caring relationships with each child and family
- Provide one-on-one, individualized attention
- Gain full understanding of the medical, emotional, educational and social needs of each child and family
- Give comprehensive and culturally appropriate care
Learn more about the financial help we offer.
We Assist With:
- Access to community resources
- Access to medical specialty care
- Ability to pay for items not covered by a child's insurance
- Communication with schools, payers, providers and community services
- Healthcare payment and insurance options
- Medical visits
- School challenges
- Social supports
- Social transitions
- Understanding of health insurance benefits
Is Your Child Eligible?
Do you have a child with special needs? If so, you and your family may be eligible for support.
The Program Statewide
More than 190,000 children in the Commonwealth of Virginia have special healthcare needs — physical disorders that are expected to last for at least 12 months. These children need treatment beyond the norm and may face social, academic or athletic challenges.
Six regional programs operate throughout the commonwealth. Each program is managed locally, maximizing the program's ability to make efficient and effective use of the area's unique resources.
These regional programs include:
- Central Virginia Care Connection for Children
- Hampton Roads Care Connection for Children
- Northern Virginia Care Connection for Children
- Roanoke Care Connection for Children
- Southwest Virginia Care Connection for Children
Our Funding Sources
Federal funding derives from the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant (Title V of the Social Security Act), which ensures the health of mothers and children nationwide.
The Virginia Department of Health provides a $3 match for every $4 of federal funding.