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Indiana State Department of Health

Welcome to the Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) website

Indiana Children's Special Health Care Services provides supplemental medical coverage to help families of children who have serious, chronic medical conditions, age birth to 21 years of age, who meet the program's financial and medical criteria, pay for treatment related to their child's condition. More specific information is available by selecting from the menu tree on the left of this screen. If you have questions please contact us at 1-317-233-1351 or 1-800-475-1355, or via email at cshcscarecoordinatio@isdh.in.gov.  

Flu Information


Getting the flu vaccine is the best way to prevent flu. For children younger than 5 years of age and those with chronic health conditions, like asthma and neuro-developmental disorders, getting the flu vaccine is especially important to avoid serious flu complications like pneumonia, which can lead to hospitalization and even death. Please join us in encouraging everyone to get vaccinated. Remember the flu ends with you!

The CDC website describing the focus is National Influenza Vaccination Week. In addition, there is more information at flu.gov and at the CDC's Seasonal Influenza page.

Below are links to brochures that have specifically been developed for parents of typical children and also children with chronic medical conditions, including children with special health care needs. Please distribute and forward these as you feel are appropriate.

  • The Flu: A guide for parents (English)
  • The Flu: A guide for parents (Spanish)
  • The Flu: A guide for parents of children or adolescents with chronic conditions (English)
  • The Flu: A guide for parents of children or adolescents with chronic conditions (Spanish)

      H1N1 and Children with Special Health Care Needs: What You Need to Know

      The Indiana State Department of Health has developed an H1N1 guide for children with special health care needs. Please click here to download this informative file.

      Other resources for H1N1 information include:

    • Indiana State Department of Health's General H1N1
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention H1N1
    • FLU.Gov