Medical Therapy

The Medical Therapy Program (MTP) is a special program within California Children's Services that provides physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT) and medical therapy conference (MTC) services for children who have handicapping conditions, generally due to neurological or musculoskeletal disorders. There is no financial eligibility requirement for MTP services. There may be a financial eligibility requirement for specialized equipment.

Medical rehabilitation services are provided to eligible children with certain stable or static neurological or neuromuscular conditions. Services can include medical evaluation, prescriptions for therapy, bracing, equipment, and referrals to other medical specialists for surgical or other medical treatment.

Examples of qualifying conditions for CCS and the MTP include:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spina bifida
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Osteogenesis imperfect
  • Head injuries

Other eligible children with more dynamic neurological or neuromuscular condition are seen in Special Care Centers at major medical centers and prescriptions for therapy, bracing, equipment, and medical referrals must come from the Special Care Center.

Visit California Department of Health Care Services for more information.


Phone: (707) 995-1596
Fax: (707) 263-5872