Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs

 Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs in Whatcom County (CYSHCN)


Whatcom County Health Department's CYSHCN staff works with community partners to improve the local system of care for children and youth with special needs.  Our collective aim is that each family experiences coordinated family-centered care and support, regardless of their point of entry.  Services provided directly by Health Department staff are conducted as part of Whatcom Taking Action.

Services for Children and Youth with Special Needs

For help finding assessments and other services for children and youth with special needs, contact Whatcom County's Single Entry Access to Services (SEAS) line at 360-715-7485.  Please call SEAS for concerns about any child, birth to 21.


Providers can fax referrals to SEAS at (360) 676-6729 by clicking on the SEAS Fax Form button on this page.


 Taking Action to Improve the System of Care

Whatcom Taking Action for CYSHCN is a community partnership working together to build an integrated system of care and support for CYSHCN and their families.  Please visit the Whatcom Taking Action webpage for more family resources and to learn about our community partnership.

Whatcom County's CYSHCN County Coordinator, Kathryn DeFilippo, is a member of Whatcom Taking Action for CYSHCN, and of a statewide network of CYSHCN Coordinators.  For information about regional and state initiatives that impact children with special needs and their families, please contact Kathryn at or 360-778-6133.


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