Public Health Nursing

BCMH (Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps)


BCMH is a program sponsored by the Ohio Department of Health. BCMH assists Muskingum County families with children who have special healthcare needs. Services are available to any child until age 21. If a child is determined to have a qualifying disability, and the parents meet income guidelines, then a treatment program is started.

The program helps families obtain services to diagnose a potential handicapping condition and assists with ongoing services for children with an eligible medical handicap.  

Some examples of eligible conditions are: Chronic Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes, Juvenile Arthritis, Cystic Fibrosis, Cancer, Cleft Lip/Palate, Cerebral Palsy, Hemophilia, Spina Bifida, Hearing loss, Heart Defects, and Seizure Disorders.

Some examples of BCMH assisted services include: Office visits to BCMH approved physicians, X-ray and lab, Physical therapy, Prescription Medicines, Dental Care, Surgery, Hearing Aids, Medical Supplies, Hospitalization, and public health nursing services.



Telephone: 450-3275.

Fax: 452-5063

Location: 333 Putnam Avenue, Zanesville OH 43701

Hours: by appointment.