Links For Families with Children with Special Health Care Needs
Columbia County Resource Road Map for Children/Youth With Special Health Care Needs
Waisman Regional Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs
(800) 532-3321 or (608) 263-5890
The Waisman Regional Center for Children With Special Health Care Needs is a component of the Wisconsin Title V Program and serves the 13 county region of southern Wisconsin. The Center works in conjunction with local health departments like Columbia County Division of Health. The Center links families to resources, provides information and assistance, parent to parent support, coordinates the county parent liaison positions, collaborates with other agencies. Services are provided to parents and professionals alike.
This is one of 5 Regional Centers in Wisconsin serving the children with special health care needs population.
Wisconsin First Step
(800) 642-7837 Voice/TTY
An information and referral source about services for children with special health care needs in Wisconsin. This is available to parents and professionals.
Professionals should also call and have their services registered in the directory for families. There is no charge.
The Family Village uses the power of the Internet to help families of persons with disabilities find information and communicate with other families.
ABC for Health, Inc.
(800) 585-4222 or (608) 261-6939
Advocacy and Benefits Counseling for Health is helping Wisconsin advocates and families cope. They have helped thousands of families solve problems paying for health care.
The Health Benefits Counselors can suggest coverage or payment options you might not know about. They can also help you apply for coverage.
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
The Children's Bureau was established in 1912. In 1935, the U.S. Congress enacted Title V of the Social Security Act, which authorized the Maternal and Child Health Services program and provided a foundation and structure for assuring the health of American mothers and children.
This link takes you to "Helpful Web Sites for Families and Children with Special Health Care Needs".
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutes, Centers & Offices
The site lists the 25 separate Institutes and Centers that make up the NIH.
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
NICHCY is an information clearinghouse that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues.