Children with special health care needs are those with medical or developmental needs who require more services than that required by typical children. Such an extraordinary level of services can quickly drain the budget of any family without adequate supports. Fortunately, any professional working with these families can help them find a path to paying for the services they need. What follows is a “cheat sheet” about how to direct a family to help with information about, and applications for, four key health care financing programs. Indiana Medicaid Indiana has many different forms of Medicaid that offers good insurance coverage for children. The types most typically available to children include Hoosier Healthwise Package A or C, and Medicaid Disability. Eligibility for these programs depend on income. The first step to applying for Medicaid is to apply online at https://www.ifcem.com/CitizenPortal/application.do# or to visit the regional Division of Family Resour
Family Voices Indiana is a family-led organization that provides information, education, training, outreach, and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them.