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   Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care

The Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care (HCPCFC) is a public health nursing program located in county child welfare service agencies and probation departments to provide public health nurse expertise in meeting the medical, dental, mental and developmental needs of children and youth in foster care.
HCPCFC Public Health Nurses (PHN) provide the following services:
          Coordinate medical, dental and mental health care
Coordinate health services for children in out-of-county and out-of-state placements
Expedite referrals for medical, dental, mental health and developmental services
Provide medical education and training for Foster Care team members, Probation Officers, Judges, School Nurses and Caregivers on the special health care needs of children and youth in foster care
Participate in the creation and updating of the Health and Education Passport for every child as required
Assist Children’s Social Workers to interpret medical report and medical findings.
Assist foster caregivers to obtain timely comprehensive health assessments and dental examination.

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