Children’s Special Health Services (CSHS)

Children’s Special Health Services (CSHS) is a program for children in Louisiana with special health care needs. A child with special needs is:

  1. a child with a health problem that affects how the child grows, moves, and acts, AND
  2. a child who needs more health services than most other children.

CSHS Commonly seen conditions:

  • Audiology: Hearing Loss or Deafness
  • Cardiology: Ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, defect of heart valves.
  • Cleft lip and Palate
  • Neurology: seizures, cerebral palsy, stroke, brain injury
  • Neurosurgery: hydrocephalus, malformations of the brain, spina bifida
  • Ophthalmology: strabismus, amblyopia, cataracts, glaucoma, birth defects of the eye.
  • Orthopedic: Cerebral Palsy, Scoliosis, Club Foot, Spinal Cord injuries, spina bifid
  • Otology: Hearing Loss, Birth defects of the ear, frequent ear infections.
  • Plastic Surgery: Scars or contracture that limit function or movement
  • Family Resource Center: Care coordination services, information and referral for community resources.