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Home > Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs
The Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs program offers
care coordination, &
for children (age 17 or younger) who have, or are at risk of having, a condition which may prevent them from growing, developing, or playing like other children.
We can help.
Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs is a free program that connects young people and their families to resources and services.
If your child is age 17 or younger and has, or is at risk of having, a condition which may prevent them from growing, developing, or playing like other children, your family is eligible for these services regardless of income.
Some conditions that children with special health care needs might have include:
cleft lip and/or palate
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
sickle cell anemia
gross and/or fine motor delay
The program can help families:
find assistance for their child with special needs.
find financial assistance.
schedule appointments and transportation.
get services for their child, such as medical care.
find information about health insurance programs.
Families can refer themselves to the program; or, referrals can be made by schools or medical and service providers.
Home > Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD)
Every child deserves healthy teeth.
The Access to Baby and Child Dentistry program (ABCD) connects families with dentists who know how to care for young kids. This prevents early tooth decay and starts children on a lifelong path to good oral health.
What does ABCD do?
Helps you find a dentist
Keeps baby teeth healthy
ABCD dentists provide quality dental care and treatment to eligible children. ABCD dentists receive enhanced fees through Medicaid for providing certain preventative and restorative procedures.
Become an ABCD provider
Attend a training - it can be arranged in your own office
The University of Washington, the Health Care Authority, and the local ABCD office will issue you a certification
Help us spread the word about the importance of good oral health in early childhood. Refer any Apple Health (Medicaid) families with young children to us.
Refer children to ABCD
Hand out our program information
Submit a referral form and we will contact your client
Home > Vaccines
Vaccines prevent a person from getting sick.
Some vaccines are given by poking a needle into the skin (these type of vaccines are called "shots"). Some vaccines are sprayed into the nose (like some types of flu vaccines). Some vaccines are eaten (like the Rotavirus vaccine).
Vaccines are a safe and effective way to keep you, your family, and your community healthy.
The Grays Harbor County Public Health and Social Services Department's clinic gives some vaccines to adults. We do not give vaccines to children. We can help you find a health care provider that gives vaccines to children.
Call (360) 532-8631.
Childhood Vaccine Program
The Washington State Childhood Vaccine Program provides vaccine to all kids less than 19 years of age in Washington. The program uses a combination of federal and state funds to purchase vaccines and distributes them to health care providers. If you are a health care provider interested in participating in this program, email the Washington State Department of Health at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home > Youth suicide prevention
Our community is concerned about youth suicide.
If you think someone is at risk of suicide, ask for help. If someone is harming him/herself right now, call 911.
Talking about or making plans for suicide
Expressing hopelessness about the future
Displaying severe/overwhelming emotional pain or distress
Showing worrisome behavior, particularly in the presence of the warning signs above. Specifically, this includes significant:
withdrawal from or change in social connections or situations
changes in sleep (increased or decreased)
anger or hostility that seems out of character or out of context
recent increased agitation or irritability
(These warning signs apply to youth; warning signs that an adult (age 25+) is at risk are here.)
Show, Ask, Get help (SAG)
Show you care. Take any threat or talk about suicide seriously. Start by telling the person you are concerned.
I am worried about you because _____________. I want to help.
Ask the question. Don't be afraid to ask if he or she is thinking about suicide or has a plan or method in mind.
Are you thinking about suicide?
Get help. Resist the temptation to "argue them out it." Instead, seek professional help and do not leave them alone.
You are not alone. Let me help you find help.
Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention advances innovative approaches to suicide prevention through policy change, professional training, campus- and school-based interventions, media outreach, and support for persons affected by suicide.