Children with Special Health Needs

The Children with Special Health Care Needs program provides support by a trained public health nurse for families with children who have special health care needs. Why this and similar programs were created, read in quality essays where it is told why these topics are taboo in the media or the marginalization of such children and why it is not right.

The program can help families with:

  • Information on childhood issues like eating and nutrition, growth and development, and behavior.
  • Information about your child’s medical condition.
  • Identifying programs that might assist your child.
  • Locating and securing financial assistance that you may be eligible for.
  • Scheduling appointments and arranging transportation.

The program offers assistance to children who are:

  • Under 18 years of age, and
  • Have a condition which may prevent them from growing, developing or playing like other children, or
  • Have a condition that places them at risk for being disabled.

For more information call (360) 875-9343 or (360) 642-9349 or visit the Washington State Department of Health’s Children with Special Health Care Needs web page.