Welcome to Family to Family Health Information Center
The Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F HIC) helps families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and the professionals who serve them identify sources that may be of use when looking for healthcare funding. Because the health care needs of CYSHCN are chronic and complex, parents and caregivers are often challenged with finding the resources to provide and finance health care for their children. The F2F HIC 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 F2F HICs and 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?
About Family to Family Heath Information Center
Washington Family to Family Health Information Center Program is a State Affiliate of Family Voices, a National, grassroots organization of parents and their professional partners that speak out on behalf of children and youth with special health care needs.
Who are children with special health care needs?
Children with special health care needs are those children who have or are at risk for chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally.
Family Voices of Washington is a program that serves families who have children and youth with special health care needs age birth to 18 years. We provide individual information on advocating for your child in the health care system and refer you to resources that are available in Washington State that provide information on health care.