New Hampshire Department of Health Special Medical Services

Address: 97 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-4488 Email: NO EMAIL Website: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bds/sms/

Special Medical Services
The New Hampshire Title V Program for Children with Special Health Care Needs, administers health programs and services for children ages’ birth to 21 years, who have, or are at risk for, a chronic medical condition, disability or special health care need. Special Medical Services provides medical and financial services to children with special health care needs (CSHCN).

Children with special health care needs are those who have, or are at increased risk for, chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional conditions, which require health and related services of a type beyond that, required by children generally.

Special Medical Services (SMS) helps NH families with health information and support services, and helps them with specialty health care services for their eligible children. SMS provides care coordination services; support for child development and neuromotor clinics; nutritional and feeding/swallowing consultation; psychological and physical therapy services; and support for the NH Family Voices and Partners in Health programs. For children and adolescents with chronic illnesses to be eligible for family support services, the chronic illness must: Be a biologically-based condition; last for an extended period of time (3 months or longer); bring about significant changes in the life of a child and family; and require more than the usual amount of medical care.

Children with Special Health Care Needs
(603) 271-4488

Bureau of Developmental Services
105 Pleasant Street Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-5034

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