HCP-Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs

The Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs (HCP) is a unique resource for families, health care providers and communities.  Our goal is to help improve the health, development and well-being of Colorado’s children with special health needs and their families.   HCP serves children from birth to age 21 that have, or are at risk for, serious physical, behavioral or emotional conditions.  HCP has regional offices and partners throughout Colorado.


Together We’ll Find the Way

HCP serves - Image

Maybe you just learned that your child has special health care needs.  Or maybe you have been trying to help your child for a long time.  HCP will stand by you.  At HCP, professionals and families work as a team.  HCP provides information, referral to services and support.  Families make choices and take action.  Together, we help children with special health needs get what they need and grow to be their healthiest, as well as reach the full potential of their independence. 

The HCP Team is available to provide care coordination to families.  Care coordination is the facilitation of access to and coordination of medical and social support services.  It includes both public and private covered and non-covered services resulting in improved health and quality of life.  

HCP provides care coordination through the Colorado TBI Program for children from birth to age 21 who have sustained a traumatic brain injury.  Families interested in TBI Care Coordination first apply to the Brain Injury Association of Colorado.  Applications available at www.biacolorado.org  

Service Providers: 
Maybe you are interested in learning more about caring for children with special health needs.  Or, you are highly experienced and would like to share your knowledge with others.  HCP will listen to you, talk with you about solutions and directions, connect you with what’s needed, provide information, data and support, and introduce you to other professionals that share your interests. 

Maybe you are interested in building your community’s capacity to help children with special health needs.  Or, you want to network with other community leaders and health professionals.  You may be looking for help with a specific issue or challenge, or to develop new policy and new resources.  HCP seeks to ensure statewide access to integrated, family-centered, culturally competent, and community-based programs and services.


Anyone who believes that Colorado’s diverse children with special health care needs should have the opportunity to live the healthiest life possible will find help at HCP.

More information and links available at:  www.hcpcolorado.org


To talk to someone about HCP:

Rio Blanco County Nursing Service:  phone # 970-878-9525 or 970-878-9520

Moffat County:  NWCOVNA, phone # 970-824-8233

Routt and Jackson Counties:  NWCOVNA, phone # 970-879-1632

Grand County Public Health Nursing Service:  phone # 970-725-3288

Some helpful Links:

Resources for the first years of life
Newborn Hearing Screening

Early Vision Screening

Newborn Network/ The Family Development Center
phone # 970-879-0977

First Impressions of Routt County
phone # 970-870-5275   

Zero to Three

Early Childhood Connections works with Horizons to serve children birth to three years

Information for all the NW Region, call Horizons in Routt County: phone #970-879-4466.
Also may call:

            In Rio Blanco County, BOCES:  phone # 970-675-2064
            In Moffat County: phone # 970-824-7381
            In Grand and Jackson Counties: phone # 970-887-1141


 All age groups:
The Children’s Hospital in Denver

American Academy of Pediatrics

Horizons Specialized Services
phone # 970-879-4466

Brain Injury Association of Colorado

Family Advocacy


Transition to Adulthood:
Healthy and Ready to Work

A Family Directed Planning Guide can be found at

Colorado Workforce Centers
        Meeker: phone # 970-878-4211
        Rangely:  phone # 970-675-5072
        Craig:  phone # 970-824-3246
        Steamboat Springs: phone # 970-879-3075

Maternal Child Health data:  www.cdphe.state.co.us/ps/mch/mchdata.sets.html


Conectando Ninos Con Salud:  En el Programa para Ninos con Necesidades Especiales de Salud (HCP), los profesionales y las familias trabajan juntos en equipo.  HCP proporciona información, servicios de referencias y apoyo.  Las familias escogen opciones y toman decisiones.  Juntos, ayudamos a los niños obtener el cuidado que necesitan, y  a crecer de la forma más sana possible, así como alcanzan la capacidad maxima de su independencia.  Juntos Encontraremos el Camino. 
Communidad Integrada   www.yampavalley.info/clic.asp
Venciendo Incapacidades y Desabilidades con Amor  www.elgrupovida.org
Peak Parent Center es el centro de informacion y entrenamiento de padres de Colorado  www.peakparent.org
Por aplicar al Fondo Fiduciario de Lesiones Cerebrales Traumaticas de Colorado: www.biacolorado.org
La audicion de su bebe:  www.audiciondelbebe.org


SEO by Artio

Home | Community Health Programs | Home Health | Hospice | News | Aging Well | Employment | Contact
© 2003 Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association
site maintained by Momentum Design & Development