Ohio Department of Health (ODH)

Address: 246 N. High St.,
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 466-3543 Email: OPA@odh.ohio.gov Website: http://www.odh.ohio.gov/

"The Ohio Department of Health’s mission is to protect and improve the health of all Ohioans by preventing disease, promoting good health, and assuring access to quality health care.

Disease & Conditions: Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Infectious Disease Investigations and more.
Emergency Preparedness – Bioterrorism, Chemical and Radiation Emergencies, Severe Weather…         
Healthy Ohio-  Healthy Lifestyles, Disease and Injury Prevention, Health Equity …
Environmental Health- Food Safety, Water Quality, Lead, Sewage, Beach Monitoring, Indoor Air Quality …                                                
Health Care Facility Regulation – Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Community Health Care Facilities, Technical Assistance Program …
Access to Health Services – BCMH, WIC, Help Me Grow, HIV Care Services, Primary Care and Rural Health Programs, Oral Health, Save Our Sight …

The Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH): (Please see our ""BCMH Website"" for details)

BCMH is a health care program in the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).  BCMH links families of children with special health care needs to a network of quality providers and helps families obtain payment for the services their children need. BCMH's mission is to assure, through the development and support of high quality, coordinated systems, that children with special health care needs and their families obtain comprehensive care and services that are family centered, community based and culturally sensitive.

The Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH) has three core programs for children with special health care needs:
   Diagnostic
   Treatment
   Service coordination
Each program requires medical and/or financial criteria to be met before a child/adult can be eligible to receive BCMH services.

Additional Bureau Programs:
Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
Adult Hemophilia Insurance Program (HIPP). 
Genetic Services Program.
Medicaid Spend Down Payment Assistance Program. 
Metabolic Formula Program. 
Community Nutrition Services.
Ohio Connections for Children with Special Needs (OCCSN). 
Premium Payment Assistance Program. 
Public Health Nursing Services.
Sickle Cell Services Program.  "

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