Children's Personal Care Services

Children’s Personal Care Services—a direct care service within Children with Special Health Needs (CSHN)—is a Medicaid service available to individuals under the age of 21, who have a significant, long-term disability or health condition which substantially impacts their age-appropriate development and ability to carry out activities of daily living (ADL). 

Section 7406 of the Medicaid Covered Services Manual applies to Children’s Personal Care Services.   This rule defines personal care services, program and functional eligibility and covered services.  The Children’s Personal Care Services administrative rule can be found electronically at http://humanservices.vermont.gov/on-line-rules/dvha/medicaid-covered-services-7100-7700/view

The goal of Children’s Personal Care Services (CPCS) is to provide supplemental assistance with personal care for the child.

In order to apply for CPCS, the family and child must work with an individual trained to complete the CPCS application. Staff at each Designated Agency and many of the Specialized Services Agencies have been trained to complete the CPCS application and are available to assist families to apply for this support.  Additionally, the Vermont Department of Health—Children with Special Health Needs has trained nurses and social workers available to help the family. The State keeps a directory of trained evaluators on file.

Contact Information

Jennifer Garabedian
Children’s Personal Care Services Administrator
Children with Special Health Needs
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street, Box 70
Burlington, VT 05401
P: 802.865.1395 F: 802.863.6344

April Green
Children’s Personal Care Services Specialist
Children with Special Health Needs
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street, Box 70
Burlington, VT 05401
P: 802.951.5169 F: 802.863.6344