Children with Special Needs
Public Health supports families with children with special health care needs. All children who are at risk or have a health and/or developmental problems are eligible for care coordination regardless of income.
A nurse care coordinator will:
- Screen children who are at risk for development delay.
- Refer you to local resources for early intervention services – physical, occupational and speech therapy, and pre-school.
- Assist with specific areas of concern, such as nutrition, feeding, growth, development and behaviors issues.
- Provide information about your child's medical condition.
- Provide referrals to parent support organizations.
- Help your family locate financial assistance to pay for your child's care.
For more information or to refer a child call (360) 397-8440 or fill out the following form and fax to (360) 397-8442.
DEVELOPMENTAL/ EARLY INTERVENTION
Help your child reach their maximum potential. Early screening and intervention for developmental delay is key. If you have concerns about your child's development at any age, contact your child's health care provider or your local school district.
CHILD HEALTH NOTES
Through a partnership with Department of Health and the Univ. of WA, we are able to provide the following newsletters to families and providers in Clark County working with children and youth with special health care needs.
2nd Quarter 2018 -- "Adolescent Depression: Screening and Management in Primary Care"
3rd Quarter 2018 -- "Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome"
4th Quarter 2018 -- "Late to Moderate Preterm Infants: Best Practices for a Population at Risk"