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  Contact Information

For CCS Program
Toll Free #:
        (800) 288-4584
Fax Number:     (855) 481-6821
Email:                 CCS@ph.lacounty.gov


9320 Telstar Ave., Suite 226
El Monte, CA 91731   

Medical Therapy Program (MTP) Contact Information:

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CCS is currently hiring:
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Registered Nurses
Please check out our Jobs page for more details.

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Please check out our position's page for more details.

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About California Children's Services (CCS) Program

         CCS Exam

CCS is a statewide program that coordinates and pays for medical care and therapy services for children under 21 years of age with certain health care needs.

Los Angeles County CCS is part of the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health.

We work with: 
   Private insurance, 
   Medi-Cal Healthy Families, and 
   Healthy Kids

  to provide services that they do not provide. We are the "payer of last resort" for your child's CCS-eligible condition. That means, if you have any of the list above, we will find out if they can pay before we do. 


How to Apply?
- Read our FAQ
- Check your Eligibility pdf icon
- Complete Application Form
- Talk to your child’s doctor for eligible CCS Medical Conditions
- Try the online provider search.
- Call us for information at 1-800-288-4584

CCS Handbook

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Medical Therapy Program
MTP Exam The Medical Therapy Program (MTP) was established in 1945 in cooperation with the Department of Education to serve children and young adults under the age of 21, with certain eligible physical disabilities.pdf icon The MTP provides services at twenty-two Medical Therapy Units (MTUs) located in school settings.

The Medical Therapy Program:

- provides "medically necessary" physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) services for eligible patients at no cost

- works together with the local school districts and regional centers

- works together with patients and their families on therapy goals focusing on self-care and mobility skills

- visits homes or schools to assess specific equipment needs

- attends individual educational planning (IEP) meetings

- provides Medical Therapy Conferences (MTC) or “clinics”:

- At no charge to eligible patients

- Consisting of a team that in addition to the patient and their family, may include an orthopedic surgeon, pediatrician, occupational therapist, physical therapist, nurse, social worker, nutritionist, orthotist, outside agencies, and school personnel who specialize in the care of children and young adults with special health care needs.

If you have any questions about MTP services, please contact us at  (800) 288-4584.


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 Download and Resources
CMS Family Support
Reference Guide

CCS Directories

Mental Health Resources
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Listing resources located throughout Los Angeles County

CCS Forms

Patient Emergency Preparedness
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Emergency Information Form for Children with Special Needs

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