B.C.M.H. Program

The Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps supports diagnostic and coordinated treatment services for children with special health care needs.

To qualify a child must:

  • Be under 21 years of age
  • Be an Ohio resident
  • Be under the care of BCMH approved physician
  • Require diagnostic evaluation to rule out certain conditions
  • Have an eligible medical condition that requires further treatment
  • Be financially eligible for BCMH to pay for treatment services

Eligible services may include: 

  • Days in the hospital
  • Hearing Aids
  • Special shoes
  • Lab tests and X-rays
  • Physical, occupational, or speech therapy
  • Special diagnostic tests
  • Surgery and anesthesia
  • Prescription medications
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Eyeglasses/contact lenses when related to eligible diagnosis

If you are concerned about your child’s health and would like to know if you qualify for this program, call 937-484-1671 and ask to speak with a BCMH nurse.

Emergency Information Form for Children with Special Needs