FAMILY SUPPORTS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES (FSCD)
Address: 200 4th Ave South (Melcor Mall)
Phone Number: 403-381-5777
Fax Number: 403-381-5873
The FSCD program works with eligible families to provide support and services based on each child and families need
· Child must have or be in the process of receiving a medical diagnosis
FSCD funds programs such a community aide, behaviour support programs, respite service, domestic support, work- related care and summer programs for children with special needs
Application should accompany a diagnosis letter from a doctor. Family will be contacted by an intake worker.
Once your intake request is processed, FSCD will then call to set up an intake appointed with a worker. Depending on waitlists, this process can take anywhere from 1-3months.
Intake form completed online at http://www.humanservices.alberta.ca/disability-services/14855.html or paper application can be completed and faxed with diagnosis letter.
Chinook Primary Care network website will provide a list of local doctors, clinics for your specific needs.
ALBERTA CHILD HEALTH BENEFIT
Low income families can apply to this program to get eyeglasses, prescription drugs and dental care for their kids.
To be eligible for the Alberta Child Health Benefit, you and members of your family must:
Live in Alberta for a minimum of 3 months
Be Canadian citizens or have permanent resident status in Canada
Not be receiving benefits from other government programs
Meet the income guidelines.
ALBERTA ADULT HEALTH BENEFIT
The Alberta Health Benefit program covers health benefits for Albertans in low-income households who are pregnant or have high ongoing prescription drug needs. This health plan includes children who are 18 or 19 years old if they are living at home and attending high school. This program provides coverage for:
Eye exams and glasses
Essential diabetic supplies
Emergency ambulance services
Essential over the counter medications