The Children with Medical Handicaps (CMH) Program is a tax-supported, state administered program from the Ohio Department of Health.  This program was developed to help provide financial assistance to eligible families who have children (under the age of 23) with special health care needs. The CMH program also offers diagnostic opportunities, regardless of family income, to children with suspected medical handicap conditions.

Marion Public Health nurses have many roles and can help determine eligibility. They can also make referrals to the appropriate medical providers (e.g. Children’s Hospital) for testing of children who are having medical problems.  The nurses at Marion Public Health act as liaisons between CMH and the children/families who receive care through this valuable program.  We assist in coordinating services with local agencies as well as the various providers the children may be seeing.  As family advocates, the public health nurse does a lot of troubleshooting to be sure the child receives the medical, social, and financial services he or she needs.

Please contact our CMH Public Health Nurse, Sydney Cunningham, RN, BSN at 740-692-9124 or by email for more information.


Learn more about the CMH program.