Central Florida Child Health Program, Inc.

Central Florida Child Health Program Inc. (CFCHP) was established as a non-profit in 1991 in a response to Florida Legislature recognizing the need to develop a mechanism whereby all Florida citizens could access basic primary health care. To fill this need for primary care services, CFCHP began a partnership with the Department of Health/Children’s Medical Services (CMS) in 1992, providing comprehensive (Medical Home) primary care services to those in the underserved pediatric population who were experiencing medical, social, and economic issues from Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties. Currently, CFCHP maintains the DOH/CMS contracts for the Medical Home program in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties as well as the Medical Foster Care program in Brevard county

The Medical Home (primary care) program provides care coordination services to children with special health care needs; touching the lives of more than 6,000 low-income, high-risk children by providing each one with a Medical Home that promotes an accessible, comprehensive, family centered, culturally competent, community based, coordinated system of care. Through a collaborative approach, CFCHP create linkages for families to obtain secondary and tertiary services ensuring wrap-around services.

The Medical Foster Care program in Brevard County was added to CFCHP’s programs in 2004. This is a collaborative effort between the Florida Department of Children and Families, the Florida Department of Health, and the Agency for Health Care Administration which provides Medical Foster Care homes for foster children with special health care needs. The Medical Foster Care program was designed to assist the Community Based Care agencies and Foster Care Licensing entities to safely meet the needs of foster children determined eligible for the Medical Foster Care program. The Medical Foster Care program provides 40 hours of training to licensed foster homes which makes them program. The Medical Foster Care staff is comprised of Registered Nurses and Social Workers who provide eligible to become Medicaid Providers and provide care to children in the Medical Foster Care oversight to the Medical Foster Care homes and coordinate services for the Medical Foster Care children.

In the future, CFCHP will continue to ensure excellence in the delivery of health care to children with special health care needs through a comprehensive system of care; developing programs and services that serve families and support their goals of improved physical, mental, and emotional health. Thus, establishing systems of care that empower families and their children to become the leaders of tomorrow.