CA Children’s Services and the Whole Child Model
What is the Whole Child Model?
If your child is covered by both California Children’s Services (CCS) and Medi-Cal, their CCS benefits will be administered differently under the Whole Child Model if you live in one of the following 21 Whole Child Model Counties:
Phase I (July 1, 2018): Merced, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo
Phase II (January 1, 2019): Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mendocino, Modoc, Napa, Siskiyou, Shasta, Solano, Sonoma, Trinity, Yolo
Phase III (July 1, 2019): Orange
This means that your Medi-Cal managed care plan will now authorize and pay for services related to your child’s CCS -qualifying condition. This includes things like appointments, services, and treatments with your child’s specialists, prescription medications, and durable medical equipment (DME).
Questions about the Whole Child Model?
Contact Ali Barclay, Whole Child Model Project Manager
Whole Child Model Phoneline (Toll Free): 888-387-0393
More Whole Child Model Resources:
Senate Bill 586
DHCS Whole Child Model Webpage
Frequently Asked Questions about the Whole Child Model
Counties Transitioning to the Whole Child Model