Children with Special Health Care Needs

Page Content Footer
You appear to be browsing this site using Internet Explorer 6. This browser is now out of date. For safer, more reliable browsing it is recommended that you upgrade your browser to Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer 7 or 8.

Food For Thought

Food for Thought:
Eating Well on a Budget
 is a bilingual, multimedia program designed in partnership with Sesame Street to help support families who have children between the ages of 2 and 8 and are coping with uncertain or limited access to affordable and nutritious food.


Children with Special Health Care Needs

View other plans

Children with Special Healthcare Needs (CSN) is Rhode Island's Medicaid managed care plan for Children with a disability or chronic condition and they are determined eligible for: Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Katie Beckett or Adoption Subsidy through the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). When eligible for Medicaid, parents or guardians are then given a choice of enrollment in a participating health plan. Children who live in an institutional facility are excluded from health plan enrollment. In those situations, children will be enrolled in traditional Medicaid Fee-For-Service.

Children with Special Healthcare Needs may qualify for RIte Care under UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. The Department of Human Services will enroll Children with Special Healthcare Needs who are eligible for Medicaid.

This plan is available in the following counties:

This plan is available statewide.

To request more information or to join this health care program, start here:

Step 1

Call Member Services at 1-800-587-5187 (TTY 711)

Step 2

Department of Human Services Info Line at (401) 462-5300 (TTY 711) or visit