A Program for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
Adams County Health Department provides services to Adams County children from birth to 21 years who are at risk for physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional conditions. No diagnosis is needed. No income restrictions or legal residency is required.
How do families benefit from HCP?
Families turn to HCP for information, resources and referrals to valuable community support in their area.
HCP promotes communication between families, providers and community resources by connecting children and youth to the care they need.
Families may also gain a greater understanding of their child’s medical condition and coordinating their child’s health care.
This can lead to a more successful and fulfilling experience at home, at school and in the community.
HCP care coordination
HCP care coordination equips families with the skills and knowledge needed to coordinate and advocate for their child's health care needs.
Care coordination is a person-and-family-centered team approach designed to meet the needs of individuals.
Care coordinators are trained to work with families to address their behavioral, developmental, educational, financial, medical or social needs.
HCP helps families find:
- health care (including primary and specialty care)
- community supports &, services
- financial resources and help with insurance
- family support groups
- transition services for youth moving into adulthood
- answers to questions
The HCP Care Coordinator and family will work as a team to:
- advocate for the child
- identify and prioritize needs
- develop a plan to achieve goals
Each HCP Care Coordinator provides in-depth, one-on-one assistance. HCP staff also team up with community partners to increase and strengthen supports for families.