Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program (CYSHCN)

The Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSCHN) program through Cowlitz County Health & Human Services is a free service. Program staff serve children, birth to 18 years, who have or who are at risk of developing serious chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional conditions.  Assistance is given to families in learning about and connecting with parent organizations, support groups, financial resources, and educational resources regarding the child’s medical condition and special needs.

Case management is not provided through the CYSHCN program. CYSHCN staff serve as an extra layer of support for families to learn about available community resources. CYSHCN staff serve families over the phone and do not conduct home visits. For information on community programs that can provide home visits, please visit our resources page.

Click to view our CYSHCN Brochure (English), or CYSHCN Brochure (Español).

Referral Process

Client referrals can be made by families, schools, medical providers, and others. Our referral form can be found here:  CYSHCN Referral Form

Referrals may be faxed to: (360) 425-7531 "Attention: CYSHCN Program”, or called to (360) 414-5599, extension 6437.