Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) is a program that provides services to children who have, or are at risk of having, a physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional condition and who require health and related services beyond usual pediatric care.
Children, from birth to age 18 years of age, are eligible for services regardless of family income.
Public Health Nurse Care Coordinators may provide telephone or home consultation services to families in Mason County to:
Help families access medical care or treatments for their child
Provide screening and assessment services
Provide nursing evaluation and care coordination
Refer families to health insurance programs and information
Offer family support
Assist with concerns related to feeding, nutrition, growth and development
Linkage and referral to community resources
*Limited financial assistance may be available for specialized medical care not covered by insurance or medical coupons.
For more information call Elizabeth Custis, Shelton: (360) 427-9670 ext. 407, Belfair/Allyn: (360) 275-4467 ext. 407, Elma 360-428-5269 ext. 407
Birth to Three Family Resources Coordinator for children in early intervention services and developmental screenings (360) 432-7788
Parent-to-Parent connects families who have children with similar needs for information and support (360) 352-1126.
School districts provide school based services for children who have developmental issues.