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Family to Family

The Family-to-Family Health Information Center helps families of children and youth with special health care needs, and the professionals who serve them, to find healthcare funding. Because children with special health care needs issues are chronic and complex, parents and caregivers are often challenged with finding the resources to finance health care for their children. The Family-to-Family Health Information Center understands the issues that families face; they provide advice, offer a multitude of resources, and tap into a network of other families and professionals for support and information. Family Voices, through the National Center for Family / Professional Partnerships, provides technical assistance, training, and connections to other Family-to-Family partnering organizations.

The F2F HIC provides assistance on many issues relating to caring for CYSHCN. Some typical questions asked of staff are:

  • Is there a health insurance program that will pay for my child’s medical needs as well as the rest of my family?
  • What are the eligibility requirements for Medicaid? How do I apply?
  • What is Title V and what programs do they have for children?
  • Medicaid has denied me payment of my child’s services. What do I do now?
  • Who can help me find a way to pay for my child’s expensive medical bills?

Family Voices of Washington

Family Voices values family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities. Through our national network, we provide families tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among professionals and families, and serve as a trusted resource on health care.

Contact: Jill McCormick at jmccormick@wapave.org or call 1-800-5-PARENT.