Maternal and Child Health
Public Health nurses, dietitians, social workers and community workers provide prevention and early intervention services to eligible women, children and families in Okanogan County. The following programs are available as part of Community Health services.
Access to Baby & Child Dentistry (ABCD)
Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) puts young children across Washington state on a lifelong path to good oral health. ABCD connects low-income families with providers who know how to care for young children, focusing on prevention and avoiding tooth decay, as well as educating parents about how to take good care of their children’s teeth. Originally established to increase access to dental services for Medicaid eligible clients age five and younger, starting in January 2022, the program will be expanded to include children with a Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) indicator thorough age twelve. To access this program for Okanogan County, please send an email to Lupita Espinoza with Chelan-Douglas Health District, or call (509) 886-6400 Ext# 442.
Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program (CYSHCN)
This program provides nursing consultation for families with children who have special needs which can include medical referrals, information on specific diagnoses, advocacy and care coordination with other services. For example, have you visited the CDC's Preparing Children with Special Healthcare Needs for an Emergency webpage to help with ideas how to plan ahead and prepare to take action in response to a natural disaster?
General Field / Public Health Nursing
Public Health nurses can provide specialized nursing assessments covering a variety of health and safety issues for infants, toddlers, pregnant and parenting women and teens, single fathers, developmentally delayed parents, premature infants, children with special health care needs and families at risk. If you are seeking service options or access to information to help support health or improve safety for a child or family in Okanogan county, please contact us during regular business hours and ask to speak with a Community Health Nurse.