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Becoming a CCS Provider

Thank you for your interest in becoming a CCS provider. View list of CCS eligible medical conditions.

Dental Providers

All Other Providers


Dental Providers

Dental providers requesting to treat CCS beneficiaries must be actively enrolled in the Medi-Cal Dental Program (Denti-Cal) and comply with Denti-Cal’s policies, procedures, and requirements.  For more information about the Denti-Cal program, please go to the Denti-Cal website.

CCS Medi-Cal Clients

These beneficiaries are eligible for full scope benefits with no share of cost under Medi-Cal. Dental Authorizations and claims are to be sent directly to Denti-Cal and do not require a Service Authorization Request (SAR) from CCS. 

CCS-Only and CCS/Healthy Families Clients

These beneficiaries are eligible for screening of Medically Handicapping Malocclusion and may be authorized to receive orthodontic comprehensive State-funded health care and require prior CCS authorization.

Contact information for questions:

  • California Department of Health Care Services
    Children's Medical Services Branch
    Provider Services Unit
    P.O. Box 997413, MS 8100
    Sacramento, CA 95899-7413
    (916) 322-8702

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All Other Providers

You must be an active Medi-Cal provider to become a CCS provider. To apply for a Medi-Cal provider number, please go to the Medi-Cal website.



Approval (Paneling) Applications and Instructions:

  • Effective Monday, March 26, 2012, providers who are required to be CCS paneled may submit their paneling application on line to
  • Providers may track their application status on line with a unique tracking number.  In addition, providers will receive an immediate on-line approval or request for any additional documentation necessary to process their paneling applications.
    Family Physicians:
    Children's Medical Services has determined that a family medicine physician is not required to provide documentation of either five (5) years of experience treating physically handicapped children or having treated 100 or more such children. Please disregard that requirement in the above application. Rather, the physician is eligible to participate in the CCS program if all of the following conditions are met: 
  • The physician has an active Medi-Cal provider number; 
  • The physician is licensed by the Medical Board of California or the Osteopathic Medical Board of California; 
  • The physician is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine; and 
  •  The physician is enrolled as a Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP) provider.

Contact the Children's Medical Services Branch, Provider Services Unit at 916-322-8702 if you have any questions.


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Last modified on: 4/11/2014 11:16 AM