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Health

What does this category cover?

This category covers some of the basic resources which will assist individuals with developmental disabilities to find health insurance options, and suitable health care providers.

 

Subcategories

Mental Health

Behavioral Health

Dental 

www.seattlechildrenshome.org/programs.asp

Behavioral Support Team (BeST)services are available to children and youth ages 3-17 who are enrolled in the Developmental Disability Administration. BeST provides a timely and supportive response to families caring for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and behavior challenges. BeST services are provided by Masters level therapists and are comprised of 8 to 12 weeks of in-home support.

www.seattleymca.org/Locations/FSMH/Pages/CCORS.aspx

The CCORS and ISS programs offer short term, community-based, and family centered services with the goal of crisis prevention and placement stabilization. Families in crisis receive immediate support and services from CCORS and ISS staff, including mobile outreach (quick response to crisis) and short term (up to 8 weeks) intensive community-based support.

www.consejocounseling.org

Provide services to Hispanic families including: counselling, mental health, substance abuse, prevention of domestic violence, prevention and intervention of teen involvement with gangs or substance abuse.

dental.washington.edu/departments/oral-medicine/decod-clinic...

Dental Education in Care of Persons with Disabilities (DECOD) treats persons with severe disabilities. It is a major resource for Washington citizens who are most severely disabled and financially disadvantaged.

www.dshs.wa.gov/dda

The DDA is responsible for determining eligibility and authorizing paid services. The DDA currently provides the following services and programs: case management, Medicaid Personal Care (MPC), residential services, residential habilitation centers, family support, dental, mental health, Voluntary Placement Foster Care program, and the Medically Intensive program. The DDA administers services on a regional basis. Region 2 is the DDA office that serves King County.

dentallifeline.org/washington/

Volunteers provide comprehensive treatment to eligible patients Volunteers do not provide emergency services Eligibility Applicants must lack adequate income to pay for dental care and: • Have a permanent disability, or • Are elderly: age 65 or older, or • Qualify as medically-fragile

www.healthcare.gov

A federal government website with information on insurance options and more.

www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/MentalHealth.aspx

Publically funded mental health services for children and adults

medicaid.gov

Provides automatic coverage for individuals who have disabilities and are receiving SSI. Other eligibility also applies, e.g.. Families who's income is too high for Medicaid, but too low to afford private coverage may be eligible for Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

www.ssa.gov/pgm/medicare.htm

Medicare eligibility is granted automatically to individuals who receive SSDI for more than 12 months. See website for other eligibility conditions.

www.namiwa.org

NAMI aims to provide a statewide, unifying voice of advocacy and coordinating the delivery of education, support and recovery.

www.hca.wa.gov/pdp/pages/discountcard.aspx

WPDP is a new prescription drug discount program where discounts are taken off at the point of sale Who is eligible to join WPDP? Washington State residents, no age or income restrictions.

projectaccessnw.org/index.html

Specialist medical & dental treatment for individuals and families who have low incomes.

www.seamar.org

Sea Mar's network of services include medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and centers. They also have a variety of nutritional, social and educational services.

www.smh.org/page.aspx?pid=509

Sound Mental Health, Community Networks Program (CNP" program) and Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery. They specialize in clinical case management treatment program serving youth & adults with developmental disabilities and mental health issues. Includes: individual & family therapy,group therapy,chemical dependency services & 24/7 Crisis Services.

www.cshcn.org

The Center for Children with Special Needs provides information to families and professionals focusing on children who have chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions such as asthma, cancer, autism, or cerebral palsy.

thecenterforpediatricdentistry.com

The University of Washington Center for Pediatric Dentistry is dedicated to providing the best quality dental education and services to improve the dental health of children ages birth through 18 and children with special needs ages birth through 20. Medicaid is accepted.

depts.washington.edu/chdd/families.html#clinics

View a list of clinical services including diagnostic resources. CHDD also offers research, training and outreach focusing on developmental disabilities.

www.wahealthplanfinder.org

More people than ever before are now eligible for low-cost or free health insurance. Middle-income and low-income individuals and families generally qualify. Healthplanfinder is the only way you can access these savings.

www.wsda.org/special-needs-directory/

Directory of dentists who provide dental care to patients with developmental or acquired special needs.