The Division for Children & Youth with Special Health Needs at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health works with families, providers, and others to support children and youth with special health needs ages birth to 22 and their families. This includes children and youth with chronic medical, physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions.  The goal of the Division for Children & Youth with Special Health Needs is to promote good health and quality of life for all children and youth with special health care needs and their families.

For copies of the Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program brochure, email specialhealthneeds@state.ma.us.

For more information call the Division for Children & Youth with Special Health Needs Community Support Line

Community Support Line 800-882-1435 or 617-624-6060.

Contact Information

Ron Benham, Director
Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108
Telephone: 617-624-6060
Fax: 617-624-6062
Email: Ron.Benham@state.ma.us

Friendly URL for this page: www.mass.gov/dph/specialhealthneeds


This information is provided by the Division for Children & Youth with Special Health Needs within the Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition within the Department of Public Health.