Sidney-Shelby County Health Department BCMH
(Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps)
The Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH) aids families of children with potentially handicapping conditions and with special health needs. BCMH can also assist with treatment of these children by appropriate health care providers. The general program is divided into the Diagnostic Program and the Treatment Program.
The Sidney-Shelby County Health Department provides the services of public health nurses who can assist Shelby County families with various aspects of the BCMH program. This may include activities such as: help with application to the program, referral to appropriate physicians, referral to other agencies who may provide services or assistance, explanation of the BCMH program and letters of approval, among other services. For more information or assistance, call 937-498-7489 or 937-498-7459.
For more information on BCMH for parents and providers, and necessary forms, materials and resources, check out the ODH BCMH web site.