Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH)

Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH) is a tax supported state program of the Ohio Department of Health. The program assists families in obtaining services to diagnose a medical condition (the diagnostic program) and assists with ongoing services for children with an eligible medical condition and financial qualification. (the treatment program).

The diagnostic program assists families in obtaining an evaluation by a physician, including testing for a medical condition regardless of a family’s income. The treatment program is for children who have been diagnosed as having an eligible medical diagnosis and financially qualify.

 

 

To be eligible, the child must:

  • Be under 21 years of age
  • A resident of Ohio
  • Be under the care of BCMH approved physician

 

Additional information

For more information on BCMH, call the Health Department at 419-523-5608 or visit:

Ohio Department of Health website