School Health And Related Services is a Medicaid Program that is designed to reimburse school districts for providing direct services to their Special Education students.

These activities include Assessments (FIE’s), Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychological Services, Audiology, Counseling, Medical, Nursing, Personal Care Services, and Special Transportation.  

The main objective of the SHARS program is to reduce the cost of delivering health-care services.

The SHARS program will reimburse school districts for claims submitted on services provided to Special Education students.  Services are paid according to cost-based rates established by the Medicaid system.