Health Services for Children with Special Needs, Inc

  • DC


2124 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE
Washington DC
United States

About Us

What is Health Services for Children with Special Needs?

Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN) provides innovative care to the pediatric Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and SSI-eligible populations of Washington, DC through a management network that coordinates health, social, and education services for our members.

All members are care managed individually by health care professionals. Our approach begins with a thorough screening to determine health care needs. A clinical assessment is performed and an environmental scan is conducted to check for things such as lead in the home. Plus, an assessment is made of the social aspects of a member’s environment that may affect health. This in-depth analysis helps us to personalize each individual’s care management plan.

Benefits to members and their families include traditional Medicaid benefits plus expanded health services including:

  • Individualized care management
  • 24-hour access to care coordination
  • Outreach services
  • Respite care
  • Medically necessary home modifications
  • Mental, behavioral, and developmental wraparound services

Holistic and proactive, HSCSN is a dedicated Medicaid health plan that coordinates all aspects of physical, mental, behavioral and developmental care and services for its members.

HSCSN Department of Family and Community Development

FCD makes sure that SSI-eligible individuals are aware of benefits and services available to them through our programs. Efforts are made to find existing members and provide assistance to help them improve their health, social and environmental needs. The Department of Family and Community Development has also implemented several support groups to address the special needs and concerns of families and communities.

FCD partners with several community organizations including Georgetown University Center for Children and Human Development, George Washington University Medical School, University of Maryland, University of District of Columbia, Department of Health, Advocates for Justice and Education, Lead Safe Washington, National Children’s Museum, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Health, and United Planning. These organizations conduct research for measurement outcomes related to support group activity, and provide training to support group members.

What is The HSC Pediatric Center?

The HSC Pediatric Center offers children and teens rehabilitation and transitional care. Our patients, as a result of disease, injury, and premature birth, have complex disabilities that include developmental delays, cerebral palsy, and brain injuries. The HSC Pediatric Center is guided by a family-centered philosophy. We not only help the child, we strive to help an entire family understand and accept the challenges ahead. We take pride in providing a nurturing environment of family-centered care so that children and teens can learn, play, and grow while receiving the medical care they need. As a community health provider, we’re committed to ensuring access to quality rehabilitative and specialty services for infants, children and adolescents with special needs.