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The Ohio Medical Home Portal is made available through the Ohio Department of Health’s Bureau of Child and Family Health. The Bureau and this Ohio page aim to provide families, providers, and community members accurate educational materials, meaningful resources, and stronger connections to local and state services and supports.
For general help, contact: OHINFO@odh.ohio.gov

For Families

The Children with Medical Handicaps Program, as well as other programs housed within the Bureau of Child and Family Health, provide support to all Ohio families on a variety of levels.

The Children with Medical Handicaps Program (CMH)

Financial Support | Care Coordination | Public Health Nursing | Locating CMH Approved Providers
Phone: (614) 466-1700
Claims Questions: (614) 644-2720
Parents Only: (800) 755-4769
Fax: (614) 728-3616
Email: BCMH@odh.ohio.gov
Monday - Friday 8AM to 5PM EDT
For help finding an approved CMH provider call 800-755-4769.

Bureau of Child and Family Health

Supporting Healthy Pregnancies | Improving Nutrition | Health Equity
The bureau includes numerous programs such as: the Children with Medical Handicaps Program (CMH), the Ohio Hearing Aid Assistance Program, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), the Asthma Program, the Sickle Cell Program, the Infant Hearing Program, the Youth Homelessness Program, School Based Health Care Centers, the School Hearing and Vision Program, and many more.
Phone: (614) 644-8313
Email: BCFH@odh.ohio.gov

For Professionals

Medical home care coordinators, primary/specialty care clinicians, service providers, and parent partners can contact the Bureau of Child and Family Health and/or the CMH program for additional resources and help supporting families in challenging situations. Contact details are listed above. For information on how to become a Children with Medical Handicaps approved provider, go to: ODH Information & Programs Children with Medical Handicaps Provider Resources
To receive a provider application, contact the provider management unit at CMH central office (614) 466-1700 or email: BCMH@odh.ohio.gov
To be enrolled as a provider, an applicant must:
  • Complete the CMH Provider Application Form.
  • Complete the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) W-9 Form.
  • Document professional training and experience in treating children with handicapping conditions.
  • Provide verification of credentials.
  • Sign the CMH Provider Agreement.
  • Participate as a provider for the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) Medicaid program. This requirement is waived for health departments, service coordinators, community dietitians, certain individual therapists and pharmacists.

Authors & Reviewers

Initial publication: November 2015; last update/revision: March 2023
Current Authors and Reviewers:
Author: Medical Home Team
Authoring history
2019: first version: Medical Home TeamA
AAuthor; CAContributing Author; SASenior Author; RReviewer