Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs

The Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs (CYSHCN) program strives to assist families as they navigate healthcare services for infants, children and youth up to age 18 years who have or at at risk for chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional conditions and require health and related services of a type or amount beyond what is generally needed.

CYSHCN helps support families with resources and linkages to community services included family support, care coordination, and health information. Guiding principles for our activities are reflected in the National Standards for Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs.

If your family could benefit from assistance navigating healthcare, call us 360-385-9400


Resource links for childhood chronic health conditions by state and county:


Free downloadable pages to help parents create a health and education records notebook for children with special needs. Great for organizing records, appointments and resources:

Resources and information to help smooth the transition from pediatric to adult health care for adolescents with special health care needs:

This guide will help you find services for people with developmental disabilities and their families in Jefferson County and surrounding areas:

Supplemental food program sponsored by Jefferson County Public Health for income eligible pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, and children under age 5, offers nutrition education and food vouchers.