Children's Personal Care Services

Children’s Personal Care Services is a direct care service within the department's Office for Children with Special Health Needs (CSHN).

The goal of CPCS is to provide supplemental assistance with personal care for the child. This Medicaid service is 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.

In order to apply, 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.  The Office for Children with Special Health Needs has trained nurses and social workers available to help the family, and maintains a directory of trained evaluators.

Administrative Rule: Children’s Personal Care Services - 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.

For Information or assistance:

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
Tel: 802.865.1395
Fax: 802.863.6344
Email: Jennifer.Garabedian@state.vt.us

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
Tel: 802.951.5169
Fax: 802.863.6344
Email: April.Green@state.vt.us