County of Marin Health and Human Services

Medical Therapy Program (MTP) Medical Therapy Unit (MTU)

Information on Service Adjustments During the COVID-19 Emergency

HHS is the County's largest department with more than 700 employees who work at many sites throughout Marin. Many HHS offices have reopened with limited staffing to the public. Staff will continue to provide services remotely when possible for safety reasons, and residents in need of HHS services should consider conducting conversations over the phone or email when possible. Please call ahead if you have an appointment or require in-person assistance.

  • Adult Protective Services: (415) 473-2774.
  • Skilled Nursing/Assisted Living Ombudsman: (415) 473-7446.
  • Child Protective Services: (415) 473-7153.
  • Public Assistance Call Center (Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWorks): 1 (877) 410-8817, or visit c4yourself.com.
  • General Relief: (415) 473-3450.
  • Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Access Line: 1 (888) 818-1115.
  • For information on resources and services specifically for older adults (persons 60+), persons with disabilities and family caregivers, call (415) 473-INFO (415) 473-4636 or email 473-INFO@marincounty.org.
  • HHS created a phone hotline, (415) 473-7191 (CRS 711), and an online contact form, for residents to contact staff with questions or concerns about the virus and about the county and community response. The call center is open from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays, and interpreter services are available.
  • Dial 711 for CA Relay Service (link is external)

 

Children with physical disabilities who are eligible for the California Children Services (CCS) program may receive physical and/or occupational therapy through the Medical Therapy Unit (MTU).
 

All CCS therapists are specialists in pediatric treatment and equipment needs. The goal of the Medical Therapy Program (MTP) is to promote the greatest possible level of physical independence for eligible children in the areas of functional mobility and activities of daily living. The MTP is a collaborative effort between the family, the therapists and community providers involved in the child’s care. MTUs are located in public schools and the MTP is supported with funding from the state of California and local departments of education.

What services does the Medical Therapy Program provide?

  • Occupational and physical therapy treatment at the MTU
  • Evaluation and custom fittings of Durable Medical Equipment and Orthotics
  • Periodic consultations with school staff
  • Attendance at school meetings such as Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) as necessary and appropriate
  • Consultation to the home
  • Medical Therapy Clinics with CCS team members including the child’s therapist(s) and a CCS paneled physician who is certified by CCS to provide specialized care under California’s CCS regulations
  • Medical Case management

Who is eligible for occupational and physical therapy services?

Applicants to the CCS Medical Therapy Program must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Has a long-term neurologic or orthopedic physical disability such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, arthritis or muscular dystrophy that would benefit from rehabilitative services.
  • Lives in Marin County and
  • Is under 21 years of age
  • View the full list of eligibility criteria
THERE ARE NO FINANCIAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THERAPY SERVICES.
THERAPY SERVICES ARE PROVIDED AT NO COST TO FAMILIES WHOSE CHILD HAS MET ALL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA.

How do you refer and apply?

Just like the general CCS program, anyone - a parent, teacher, doctor or case manager - can refer a child/young adult to the Medical Therapy Program. Referrals and applications are accepted by phone, mail or fax. Please submit the application form.