- Public Health
- Children with Special Health Care Needs
- Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
Our Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) program covers children from birth through age 21 who have conditions that may cause them to need extra support services or specialized health care. Children in the program may have physical conditions, behavioral or emotional conditions, or intellectual or developmental delays. They may have one or more conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, and seizure disorders.
Schuyler County Public Health provides families in the community with information and referrals to the services or care their child needs, such as:
- Help navigating special education services
- Help with health insurance
- Help with finding items and services that aren't covered by health insurance
Our program is provided at no cost to the family.
Looking for resources or to learn more about the program?
Call our office at 607-535-8140 and ask for Katie or Meghan!
You can also check out the following resources:
- NYSDOH's webpage on the statewide Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Program
- This website provides an overview of the CYSHCN Program and has information on statewide resources.
- NYSDOH's Resource Directory for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
- This website includes resources such as information about health insurance, Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities, special education services, and more.
- Healthy Transitions-Moving from Pediatrics to Adult Health Care
- This website is for youth with developmental disabilities ages 14-25 years, family caregivers, service coordinators, and health care providers. Use this site to develop skills for transitioning from pediatric to adult healthcare.
- HEARS Family Line
- The HEARS family line assists parents and families by providing resources and referrals to a variety of services. Caring representatives guide families to services including food, clothing, housing, medical and behavioral health care services, parenting education and childcare. Representatives are available to help Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The line offers messages in 12 languages.
- Parent to Parent of New York State
- Parent to Parent of New York State builds a supportive network of families to reduce isolation and empower those who care for people with developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs to navigate and influence service systems and make informed decisions.