Families can face overwhelming financial and legal challenges as they support their child with special healthcare needs. We can help you identify sources of financial and legal assistance for the care of your child with special healthcare needs.

Financial Assistance at Cincinnati Children’s will work with eligible patients and families and may be able to offer financial assistance.

  • Our financial counselors can help those who do not have health insurance.
  • Our Family Financial Advocates assist families that have health insurance but who need additional financial resources to cover medical bills for their chronically ill child.

Find information about additional programs that can help:

  • Health Insurance and Reform: Find information and resources regarding health insurance and healthcare reform.
  • Other Medical Coverage: You may qualify for government or private resources to help cover medical expenses. Find information on medicare, medicaid, waivers, CHIP, CMH (formerly BCMH), job and family services (jfs), social security and prescription assistance programs.
  • Utilities: Help may be available for bill payment and emergencies.
  • Wish-Granting: These specialized organizations provide funds to meet the dreams of children who have a life-threatening diagnosis.
  • Additional Funding Sources: Find an extensive list of companies, grants and foundations that may be able to help.
  • Immigration: We want to help you identify the healthcare support that is available to immigrants.
  • Estate Planning: Planning for the estate of a person with special healthcare needs will require special programs, such as special needs trusts and ABLE accounts.
  • Guardianship: Find resources for obtaining guardianship for an adult in which special healthcare needs prevents them from being capable of caring and making decisions for themselves.
  • Adoption and Foster Care: Receive helpful support and resources when adopting a child with special needs or beginning foster care.
  • Advocacy: Informing people and fighting for rights of those with special healthcare needs. Resources for governmental contacts and laws reside here.