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CSHCN provides linkage and coordination of services to all children with special needs with limited direct medical services, equipment and supplies to those families that meet financial and other program eligibility requirements

CSHCN services

A Public Health Nurse can provide you with Care Coordination services through home or community visits or on the telephone. Services are offered to families in King County regardless of income to:

  • Weigh and measure your baby
  • Listen to your concerns
  • Help you with your child's changing needs
  • Provide developmental 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
  • Work with your child's health care and other service providers
  • Help develop and maintain a network of services and providers

Services eligibility

A child (birth to 18 years) that has complex health needs or has a newly diagnosed complex medical condition and the family needs help:

  • Finding or coordinating medical providers & a medical home
  • Accessing local resources and/or services for the child
  • Finding financial assistance for the child's health related needs
  • Understanding and/or coping with the child’s health condition


How to make a referral

Referrals to our CSHCN program in King County can be made by families, schools, medical and service providers, and other concerned people.

If you know of a child you think might benefit from our CSHCN program services, please call our office at: 206-296-4610 or complete a referral in a fillable PDF, print it out and FAX to the phone number at the top of the referral form.

Or contact us at:

Children with Special Health Care Needs
401 5th Ave., Suite 1000
Seattle, WA 98104-2333

You may also use our online form to reach us. Please do not use the child's name when making inquiries via email.

Child Health Notes newsletter

Information regarding identification and management of special health issues for children

  • Summer 2015
    Testing for Fragile X Syndrome and Related Disorders (FXTAS, FX-POI)

  • Winter 2015
    Obesity in children with special health care needs

  • Fall 2014
    Toilet training for children with special needs

  • Summer 2014
    Early brain and child development

  • Spring 2014
    Fecal incontinence (encopresis) in childhood

  • Winter 2014
    Hearing screening in infants and children

  • Fall 2013
    Expanded newborn screening in Washington state

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