DHHS, Bureau for Family Centered Services

BFCS provides leadership in building and promoting a community-based system of services that is family centered, comprehensive, coordinated and culturally competent.

BFCS provides medical and financial services to children with special health care needs (CSHCN) and their families. Children with special health care needs are those who have, or are at increased risk for, chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional conditions, which require health and related services of a type beyond that, required by children generally.

BFCS helps NH families with health information and support services, and specialty health care services for their eligible children.

BFCS administers health programs and services for children ages’ birth to 21 years, who have, or are at risk for, a chronic medical condition, disability or special health care need.  Available services include:

  • Health Care Coordination: Coordinators work together with families and their health care providers and other community agencies to help obtain access to needed health care and related services
  • Child Development Clinic: A network of providers located around the state, provide interdisciplinary diagnostic and evaluative services for children birth through age 7, with developmental concerns.
  • Complex Care Consultation Network: Consultation and one-time interdisciplinary clinic assessments with recommendations for children with complex health care needs enrolled in SMS.
  • Nutrition, Feeding and Swallowing: Statewide network of pediatric dieticians, and Feeding & Swallowing experts, who serve children and youth to age 21, with a variety of nutritional and feeding difficulties. Evaluation, consultation and follow-up services, safe eating plans, diet order forms for schools, and coordination & assessment of swallow studies.
  • Partners in Health: Family support for children with chronic health conditions ages 0 to 21 years. Community-based agencies work with families to develop a plan that incorporates family strengths, needs, and goals. Family support, resources, and connections to other community services are provided.
  • Family to Family Health Information Center: NH Family Voices provides free, confidential services to families and professionals caring for children with chronic conditions and/or disabilities by providing assistance with navigating systems, resources and support to help families to feel confident when making choices for their children and youth. NH Family Voices also coordinates a youth advisory committee for health care transition. Visit the NH Family Voices website or call 603-271-4525.
  • Family Centered Early Supports and Services: Supports and Services are provided to children (from birth until their third birthday) who have a developmental delay, disability or established condition that impacts development and their families.

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.