The Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs – Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Address: 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530
Phone: (303) 692-2370 Fax: (303) 7539249 Email: cdphe.psdrequests@state.co.us Website: http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/ps/hcp/

The Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs (HCP) is a resource for families, health care providers, and communities. HCP seeks to ensure access to integrated, family-centered, culturally competent, community-based programs and services for families with children and youth with special needs. HCP works closely with state agency partners and local public health agencies to implement three core program components: 
 

•HCP Care Coordination
•Regional Rural Pediatric Specialty Clinics
•Medical Home Systems Development
 

Definition of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
HCP defines children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) as “those who have, or are at increased risk for having, a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children [and youth] generally.”
(Maternal and Child Health Bureau McPherson, et al., 1998).

 

How Can HCP help?
The Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs may help families with:
 

•Finding a doctor or other health care provider
•A developmental screening about a child’s development
Helpful programs and resources in the community
•Health-related resources and information
•Family support groups
•Answers to questions
•…And more!

Jennie Munthali, Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs Unit Manager
jennie.munthali@state.co.us
Phone: (303) 692-2435

Click HERE for Locations and Contact Information for HCP Specialty Clinic Coordinators

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