Maternal and Child Health Program

We are currently serving clients and taking new referrals. Please call 719-578-3199, Option 7 to make an appointment.

The Maternal Child Health (MCH) program is committed to improving the health, development and well-being of children and youth with special health care needs through advocacy, education, and information on resources.

Program Activities

  • Provide information on resources and services to meet the child’s medical, behavioral, and mental health needs 
  • Staff can help link families to resources such as food, transportation, financial programs, employment, health insurance, rent/housing/utilities, childcare/respite, primary and behavioral health care, medication, medical equipment, and dental care 

About MCH

  • Maternal Child Health staff have expertise in services and resources for children with special health care needs 
  • The program serves El Paso County children and youth from birth to 21 who have special health care needs 
  • Services are provided at no cost and no referral is required 
  • There are no eligibility requirements related to income or diagnosis 
  • Our goal is to equip and empower families to feel confident in coordinating their child’s health care and in advocating for themselves and their family 

Contact MCH

If you have questions or would like to speak to a staff member, please contact us: 

Definition of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

  • 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). 
  • This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number B04MC28087, Maternal and Child Health 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 

Additional Resources

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment HCP Website