Children with Complex Needs


The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will develop and implement a process to identify Children with Complex Needs and link them to diagnostic testing and appropriate services through Local Management Entity/Managed Care Organizations (LME/MCOs).

Children with Complex Needs are ages 5 and under 21, with a developmental and/or intellectual disability and a mental health disorder diagnosis who are Medicaid eligible and at risk of not being able to return to or maintain placement in a community setting.




Consumers, families, guardians and stakeholders may contact the LME/MCO 24/7 access number overseeing their county for further information regarding services for Children with Complex Needs.  If consumers, families and guardians experience any barriers to services please contact