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Children with Special Health Care Needs Program (CSHCN)
The mission of CSHCN is to promote integrated systems of care that assure children with special health care needs have to opportunity to achieve the healthiest life possible and develop to their fullest potential.

The CHSCN program serves children birth to 18 who are at increased risk of serious chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional conditions that require health and related services beyond those generally required by children.  Our community health outreach staff offers telephone consultation to families in Cowlitz County, regardless of income, to provide information and linkages to services.

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

Click here for our referral form: CSHCN Referral Form

Fax referrals to: 360-425-7531 "Attention: CSHCN Program"

Questions?  Call 360-414-5599, extension 6424

Click here to view our CSHCN Brochure

For information on other Cowlitz County home visiting programs, please contact the following agencies for more information:
  · Progress Center: (360) 425-9810
  · Family Health Center - First Steps: 1 (888) 528-7364
  · Early Head Start: (360) 442-2800

Looking for summer camp information for your child with special needs? Visit the following link to find a summer camp or program:

For additional information please visit the Washington State Department of Health CSHCN webpage:


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