CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS (CSHCN)
Support and coordination of care for your child with special health care needs.
Our goal is to give your child a chance to reach his or her healthiest potential.
Support & Services
A public health nurse will:
- Help you access services for your child, including medical care;
- Refer you to health insurance programs and information;
- Connect you with other families through parent support organizations;
- Support you by coordination community services;
- Help you access financial assistance;
- Arrange limited home visits.
Are you eligible?
All children who are at risk or who have a health or developmental problem are eligible for coordination of care, regardless of income.
Eligible children must:
- Be younger than 18; and
- Have a condition that prevents them from growing, developing, or playing like other children; or
- Have a condition that places them at risk for becoming disabled.
Additional resources are available HERE on the following topics:
- Getting Started
- Transition and School Services
- Local Community Supports
- Online Resources
- Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and Social Security Income (SSI)
- Insurance and Managed Care
- Emergency Preparedness
- Autism Spectrum Disorder Supports
Child Health Note Newsletters
Current information regarding identification and management of special health issues for children
- Fall/Winter 2016 – Postpartum Depression
- Summer/Fall 2016 – Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
- Winter/Spring 2016 – Infant Formulas
- Fall/Winter 2015 – Down Syndrome
- Spring/Summer 2015 – Vision Screenings for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers
- Fall 2013 – Tube Feedings
- Summer 2013 – Toilet Training for Children with Special Health Care Needs
- Fall 2012 – Obesity in Children With Special Health Care Needs
- Summer 2012 – Asthma in Childhood
- Spring 2011 – Television and Screen Time
To learn more about our CSHCN program services, please call 360-728-2240