Children with Special Health Care Needs


The Arizona Department of Health Services uses the Maternal and Child Health Bureau's definition of Children with Special Health Care Needs as: "Children up to age 21, who have or are at risk for a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, emotional or potentially disabling condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally."

This page is an information and resource guide to serve children, youth, and some adults with special health care needs and supports their families and providers. The Pinal County Public Health Services District (PCPHSD) is providing this page as a community service. PCPHSD does not endorse or sponsor any of the links listed.

If you have any questions, you can email Community Health. 

Arizona Department of Health Services 

ADHS programs and resources dedicated to Children and Youth with Special Health care Needs focus on improving systems of care, providing information and referrals to families; providing training to families and professionals on best practices related to medical home, cultural competence, transition to adulthood and family and youth involvement; and support telemedicine to provide services in remote areas of the state.

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Arizona Department of Economic Security

The Division of Developmental Disabilities empowers individuals with developmental disabilities to lead self-directed, healthy, and meaningful lives. DDD provides support and services for eligible Arizonans.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC is the nation’s leading science-based, data-driven, service organization that protects the public’s health. For more than 70 years, we’ve put science into action to help children stay healthy so they can grow and learn; to help families, businesses, and communities fight disease and stay strong; and to protect the public’s health.

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Pinal County cares about you and your family. We want to be able to assist you with resources that are available to help Pinal County residents. 

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