What We Do
The Health Care Program for Children and Youth with Special Needs, or “HCP”, provides services to children and youth with special health care needs from birth to 21 living in Colorado who have, or are at risk for, physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions. HCP services are tailored to fit the needs of individual families. HCP has no diagnosis or income restrictions. Most services are free and no family is ever turned away due to their inability to pay.
Our HCP Team works with patients to coordinate care and educates families about a diagnosis and about how to manage that diagnosis. We partner with University of Colorado and Colorado Children’s Hospital to provide Mesa County youth with local clinics for neurology and rehabilitation.
This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U. S. Government.
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau defines the population of children and youth with special health care needs as “those who have, or are at increased risk for having, a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children [and youth] generally” (Maternal and Child Health Bureau, McPherson, et al., 1998).