Health Care Program (HCP) for Children With Special Needs
Mission: To provide all children with special health care needs the opportunity to obtain services that encourage and assist their optimal development.
The following services are available for children with special health care needs ages birth to 21 years old and their families.
- Information and referral (including referrals for health care and financial assistance).
- A public health nurse, social worker, dietician, audiologist, physical therapist, and a parent consultant are available to consult with families to provide information, family support and referral to services.
- Care coordination for families of children birth to 21 years old with traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
- The Newborn Hearing Screening Program, in coordination with area hospitals, assures that newborn hearing screening is available to all children born in Larimer County, and that consultation is available to families as needed.
- Colorado Responds to Children with Special needs Program (CRCSN): for families that live in Larimer County who have a child born with or hospitalized with a medical diagnosis that could lead to developmental concerns. HCP staff members contact families to assure that they are connected to necessary services in the community.
- Families who have children with a special health care need (birth - 21) that live in Larimer County.
- No financial criteria.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a special health care need?
It can be physical, emotional or behavioral. The condition could last a lifetime, or end with treatment. It can be easy to see, or not seen at all.
Who should use the HCP program's telephone information services?
Anyone who has any questions and/or concerns about the health, growth and development of a child between birth and 21 years of age, can call us.
Where can I have my child evaluated for developmental concerns?
There are free screenings available for children from birth to 5 years of age. The screenings are provided through many agencies. For information, call 970-498-6747 or 970-498-6732, M-F, 8 - 4:30.
Related Internet Sites
- Colorado State Extension: provides access to parenting e-newsletters beginning with pregnancy and going to age 5; as well as a link to ask university human development experts questions covering a variety of topics including: parenting, nutrition, behavioral issues, growth and development and mental health.
- Rocky Mountain Medical Outfitting and Recycling is a state nonprofit organization whose purpose is to accept donations of durable medical equipment and disposable health supplies, and donate them to people of all ages in Colorado and Wyoming. We also provide guidance in purchasing new equipment or supplies, show you how to inexpensively build what you need, and teach you how to use or maintain your equipment or supplies.
- State of Colorado Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs
- Peak Parent Center, statewide organization of parents of children with special needs reaching out to other parents and professionals
- Parent-to-Parent of Colorado, connects families of children and adults with disabilities or special health care needs in communities across Colorado
- Family Voices of Colorado, is a chapter of the national, grassroots organization composed of families and friends who care for and about our children with special health care needs
- Foothills Gateway, a non-profit organization that functions to efficiently coordinate and provide services for Larimer County citizens with developmental disabilities and their families
- HealthInfoSource, information about local medical providers, health related classes, and health information
- First Call, information and referral sources for Northern Colorado
- Brain Injury Association Of Colorado is the only statewide non-profit exclusively dedicated to brain injury.