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Maternal and Child Health Programs

Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Program

The mission of this program is to promote integrated systems of care that assure that children with special health care needs have the opportunity to achieve the healthiest life possible and develop to their fullest potential.

The Children with Special Health Care Needs program serves children with physical, behavioral, or emotional conditions that require health and related services beyond those required by children generally.

Client referrals can be made by families, schools, medical providers, and others to the Cowlitz County Health & Human Services CSHCN Coordinator. 

 Click Here to access our Referral Form

Fax Referrals to:  360-425-7531 "Attention CSHCN Program"
Questions?  Please call:  360-414-5599, x6424

                        CSHCN Brochure (English)
                        CSHCN Brochure (Spanish)
                        CSHCN Newsletter

Or for additional information please visit the Washington State Department of Health CSHCN Collaborative Activities at

WorkFirst Program

Cowlitz County Health & Human Services receives referrals from the State of Washington Department of Social & Health Services to provide Public Health evaluations of children's special needs to determine a parent's ability to participate in Washington State's WorkFirst program. The evaluations usually result in parents being referred to community resources, such as Childcare Resource and Referral, HeadStart, and other resources.

This service can only be provided to families referred by the Department of Social & Health Services.



MCH Referral Algorithm:
For our local providers, please refer to our Maternal and Child Health (MCH)  Referral Algorithm to see which program might be most beneficial for a client or patient.  You can also call to speak with our Outreach Worker, 360-414-5599 x6424.
Camp Information for children with special needs:
Looking for summer camp information for your child with special needs?  Visit the following link to find a summer camp or program: 

ACES Information:
For our local providrs, please review our Understanding Adverse Childhood Exerpiences (ACESs) Informational Flyer.


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