Children and Youth with Special Health Needs

Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (CYSHN) are those who have, or who are at increased risk for chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions. Unique health services and supportive services, beyond those generally required, are often needed.

Cass County Public Health partners with Minnesota Department of Health to help connect children and their parents or caregivers to community resources to support the care required.  These resources may include things such as community specific supports, financial supports, health insurance, transportation supports, growth & development supports or interpretive services supports, among many other possibilities.  

Cass County Public Health reaches out to families of infants who have not passed the newborn hearing screening and/or have not completed a follow up appointment.  A Public Health Nurse will help your family navigate barriers that may be preventing the follow up screening and appointments to occur then assist you to find available resources.

For more information about this program, call Cass County CYSHN 218-547-6847

Helpful Resources

Minnesota Hands & Voices
Minnesota Hands & Voices – Sign Up for Newsletter
Pediatric Care Coordination – Community of Practice
Help Me Grow
Help Me Connect
Minnesota Department of Health CYSHN
Cerebral Palsy Guide
Congenital Cytomegalovirus (cCMV) at Minnesota Department of Health
Congenital Cytomegalovirus (cCMV) Information for Families and Caregivers

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  1. Public Health

    Fax: 218-547-7232

  2. Gina Zubke

    Public Health Nurse

  3. Lindsy Fuller

    Public Health Nurse

  4. Health, Human & Veterans Services

    Physical Address
    400 Michigan Avenue W
    Walker, MN 56484

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 519
    Walker, MN 56484