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"Always working for a safer and healthier Skagit County"
Director: Jennifer Johnson


Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)

Who is eligible?

Children with special health care needs and their families. Children with special health care needs are children who:

  • are birth to 18 years of age
  • have (or are at increased risk of) serious chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions
  • require health and related services of a type or amount beyond what is generally required

What are the services?

We offer Public Health Nurse services to families in Skagit County regardless of income. These services are offered by home visits, office visits or telephone consultation.
A CSHCN Public Health Nurse can:

  • Listen to your concerns
  • Help you with your child's changing needs
  • Provide screening and assessment of your child
  • Help with concerns such as feeding, nutrition, growth, development, and behavior
  • Refer to local community resources and organizations
  • Help locate financial assistance to pay for your child's health care
  • Help you organize services
  • Help establish a "medical home" by working with your child's health care and other service providers
  • Provide information about your child's condition
  • Help develop and maintain a network of services and providers and more
  • Get diagnosis, treatment and other medical services

Limited financial assistance may be available for specialized medical care not covered by private insurance or medical coupons.

What other local services are there?
Skagit County has a number of services for children with special needs and their families. Our county resource list is available on the Children's Hospital Center for Children with Special Needs website. Click here to find county-specific resource lists, and select Skagit County on the map.