Funding Your Child's Special Needs

Families may face financial challenges that can be overwhelming as they support and care for their child with special health care needs. Some costs come from not having affordable access to health insurance, while others can come from out-of-pocket costs such as the co-payments, therapies, specialized equipment, respite, and adaptations to the home, just to name a few. There are financial assistance programs available throughout the community, state, and nation. These programs each have their own eligibility requirements that could be based on income, diagnosis, age, location or other specific requirements.
This section of the Medical Home Portal has information that can help identify and explain financial assistance resources for the care of children with special needs and their families.

Authors & Reviewers

Initial publication: October 2014; last update/revision: September 2019
Current Authors and Reviewers:
Authors: Tina Persels
Reviewer: Gina Pola-Money