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Helping to fulfill the lives of children and young adults with special needs.

Children and young adults with special needs deserve a level of care that consistently and comprehensively looks out for their best interests. This belief represents the foundation of all that we seek to accomplish.

Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN) provides innovative care to the pediatric Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and SSI-eligible populations of Washington, DC through a management network that coordinates health, social, and education services for our members.

All members are care managed individually by health care professionals. Our approach begins with a thorough screening to determine health care needs. A clinical assessment is performed and an environmental scan is conducted to check for things such as lead in the home. Plus, an assessment is made of the social aspects of a member’s environment that may affect health. This in-depth analysis helps us to personalize each individual’s care management plan.

Benefits to members and their families include traditional Medicaid benefits plus expanded health services including:

  • Individualized care management
  • 24-hour access to care coordination
  • Outreach services
  • Respite care
  • Medically necessary home modifications
  • Mental, behavioral, and developmental services

Holistic and proactive, HSCSN is a dedicated Medicaid health plan that coordinates all aspects of physical, mental, behavioral and developmental care and services for its members.

HSCSN is a subsidiary of The HSC Foundation, along with The HSC Pediatric Center, and HSC Home Care.