Child & Family 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 
  Family Community
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 five years old and younger, the program was expanded beginning January 2022 to include children up to twelve years old who have been identified with a Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) indicator. 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
The Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Program Coordinator 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.

Watch Me Grow Washington 
Watch Me Grow Washington has been a primary method for delivering important health and safety information by mail to Washington State families for more than 20 years. The goal is to help keep Washington's kids as safe and healthy as possible, and Washington is the only state in the country with a program like this!

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.

OCPHD, PO Box 231, 1234 South 2nd Avenue, Okanogan, WA  98840  (509) 422-7140