Children’s Rehabilitative Services (CRS)

What is CRS?

Arizona’s Children’s Rehabilitative Services (CRS) is a program that provides medical treatment, rehabilitation, and related support services to AHCCCS members who have completed the CRS application and meet the eligibility criteria to be enrolled in CRS.

CRS members receive the same AHCCCS covered services as non-CRS AHCCCS members; however, services to treat CRS conditions for Acute Care members may only be provided to children enrolled with CRS. CRS members will be able to receive care in the community or in multispecialty interdisciplinary clinics that bring all specialties together in one location.

Services are provided for the CRS condition as well as all other medical and behavioral health services for most CRS members. This integration of CRS, medical and behavioral health services for most CRS members is a change that will become effective October 1, 2013.


Who Can Apply for CRS?

AHCCCS members under the age of twenty-one (21) are eligible for enrollment in the CRS Program when there is presence of a CRS-covered condition requiring active treatment.

You cannot be enrolled in the CRS program until you become an AHCCCS member. Anyone can fill out an application including a family member, doctor, or health plan representative.

To apply for the CRS program, a CRS application, either in English or Spanish, needs to be printed, filled out and mailed or faxed with medical documentation that supports the potential CRS condition to the CRS Enrollment Unit.

The completed application along with the medical information can be mailed or faxed to:

AHCCCS/Children's Rehabilitative Services
Attn: CRS Enrollment Unit
801 East Jefferson MD3500
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Fax: 602-252-5286

CRS Enrollment Unit: 602-417-4545 or 1-855-333-7828 available Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (excluding weekends and holidays).

The CRS Enrollment Unit can also assist you with completing the form.

Important: If the CRS applicant is not currently an AHCCCS member they must apply either:


If Approved For CRS, Who Will Manage Care for CRS Conditions?

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan CRS is the AHCCCS health plan that will manage care for CRS conditions, acute health and behavioral health services. There may be exceptions for some CRS enrolled members. For specific coverage types, click the link below.

UHCCP/CRS Member Information



Information regarding member’s eligibility for CRS will not be complete in the member verification application until 10/10/2013. In the meantime, CRS data can be obtained from the 270/271 or by calling the AHCCCS Communications Center.

The AHCCCS Communication Center telephone numbers:

  • If calling from area codes 602, 623, or 480 dial (602) 417-7100
  • If calling from area codes 520 or 928 dial (800) 334-5283

If you are a member and have questions about your benefits through AHCCCS’ CRS contractor, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan CRS, please contact:

Judie Walker
Member Ombudsman

If you are a provider and have questions about working with UnitedHealthcare Community Plan CRS, contact:

Monica Husband
Provider Ombudsman


Additional Information

Please use the Applicants Menu for more information about how to apply for AHCCCS programs, covered services, and additional resources.


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