Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH)


The purpose of this program is to assure that families that have children with special health needs receive comprehensive care to minimize the handicapping affects of certain health conditions. We also want to make sure that children with congenital and chronic physical handicapping conditions are covered.

How the Program Works

Public health nurses identify children with possible health conditions and refer them to a physician in the program for diagnosis, and a plan of care. Once they are identified as having a qualifying health condition and meet certain financial criteria, they are enrolled in the program.

Services Provided

Once children are enrolled in the program, they receive coverage for the costs of medical treatment for the condition through an Ohio Department of Health administered program. Public health nurses make home visits, do health and family assessments, provide coordination of care, and help families in implementing the child’s plan of care. They also provide emotional support, education, and referral to other needed services.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be under the age of 21 years

  • Be a resident of Ohio

  • Be a permanent U.S. resident or U.S. born

  • Be under the care of a BCMH-approved physician

  • Have an eligible medical handicap

  • Treatment program requires families to meet financial eligibility

Department Info

71 South Washington Street

Suite 1102 

Tiffin, OH 44883

(419) 447-3691 ext. 6349


BCMH Nurse

Seneca County General Health District

71 South Washington Street

Tiffin, OH 44883

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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71 South Washington St. Suite 1102 Tiffin, OH 44883

In the event of a public health emergency* the Seneca County General Health District can be contacted at anytime.

During regular business hours please call (419) 447-3691.

Regular business hours are Monday - Friday.

Nursing & Vital Statistics: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Environmental: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

WIC: M-W 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Thu. 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

After business hours, weekends, and holidays please contact the SCGHD Health Commissioner via the Seneca County Sheriff's Office at (419) 447-3456


*A public health emergency includes Class A reportable disease, foodborne illness, and bioterrorism event.  

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