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Children's Rehabilitative Services (CRS)

DHEC's Children's Rehabilitative Services (CRS) provides financial assistance to families of children under age 18 with one or more of a wide array of chronic illnesses and disabling conditions.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residency
  • South Carolina residency
  • Age under 18 years
  • Household income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level (pdf)
  • Diagnosed condition covered by the program. (Most congenital defects and many chronic illnesses are covered.)


  • Payment for medical services, supplies, equipment, and prescription medications when related to a covered condition
  • Comprehensive assessment of child and family needs and development of a care plan that address priorities and concerns
  • Information about, and referral to other sources of assistance
  • Care coordination when needed.

How to Apply

Contact your nearest regional CSHCN office.


If you have questions about getting services for your child with special needs, please contact us.

Info for Health care Providers

For more information, email Children with Special Health Care Needs, call us at (803) 898-0784 or visit us at one of our statewide locations. See a brief description of the work performed by DHEC's Children/Teens with Special Health Care Needs Program.