Making More Miracles: Medical Needs Assistance

A Special Assistance Program for Special Kids

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at Salinas Valley Health Foundation is proud to offer a special program for children in need of medical equipment or services not otherwise covered by insurance. Parents, guardians, and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) of children up to age 17 that live in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties, are eligible to apply. Application requirements include income verification, a letter of medical benefit from a care provider, and a completed application form.

View our Medical Needs Assistance Flyer for more information and examples of items or services that may qualify for funding.

Assistance Request Submissions

Only requests on behalf of a child from infancy to age 17 will be considered. Applicants can submit a grant request for CMNH Hospitals funding at any time throughout the year. Maximum per grant request is $2,500.

Please note that requests for the following cannot be considered:
  • Reimbursement for equipment or services already received
  • Orthodontic or dental treatment that are not medically necessary
  • Sedation during medically necessary dental treatment
  • Funeral or burial costs
  • Transportation, food, housing, cleaning, or other basic living expenses
  • Prescription or over the counter medications
  • Vacations or trips
  • Toys, holiday gifts, etc.

You can complete and submit the application online here, or download and print a hard copy.

Download Individual Application (English/Spanish)

Hard copy / printed grant requests can be submitted as follows:

  • By email to:
  • By fax to: 831-759-1833
  • By mail to:
    CMN Hospitals Program
    PO Box 4760
    Salinas, CA 93912

For questions about the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Pediatric Medical Needs Assistance Program, please contact Leonela Gonzalez at 831.759.3017 or email