Healthcare Access Resources for Students and Families
Washington state’s school immunization laws require students to be up-to-date before returning to campus for in-person learning and activities. The laws, in effect as of August 1, 2020, remove the 30-day grace period previously allowed for students to receive missing vaccine doses. Our Immunization Resource documents, available in 12 languages, provide information for Federally-Qualified Health Centers in (and near) Snohomish County. These sites have specialists who help families register for Washington Apple Health coverage and establish a medical home for comprehensive health care, including all routinely recommended vaccines. To access Washington Apple Health visit the Healthcare Authority’s Language Access (includes English) or Interpreter Services webpage. Families can go to the Program Administration page for more information on benefits and services or to change their assigned provider.
Do you need help evaluating student immunization records or have questions about vaccines, vaccine-preventable diseases or the recommended vaccine schedule?
Susan Babcock, Public Health Nurse, is available to help. Reach out to her at 425-551-8715, or email email@example.com.
Too many school absences are attributed to dental problems. Snohomish Health District’s Maternal Child Health program maintains a printable, low-cost dental resource list for Apple Health families or families with no insurance. The list is available for download in English, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Chinese, Arabic, Tagalog, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese or by calling 425-339-5219 to request a copy by mail.
DentistLink is a free service for Washington residents who need help finding dental care regardless of insurance status. Referral specialists help find a dentist, schedule appointments, and arrange transportation and childcare. Interpreter services are also available. To find a dentist, call (844) 888-5465 or visit www.dentistlink.org.
Access to Baby & Child Dentistry (ABCD) is a Snohomish Health District program that provides more intensive case management for children ages 0-5 who are insured by Medicaid. They help families identify a dentist for their child, answer questions about oral health, and address common barriers to care. To access ABCD services, contact Laura Nay at 425-339-5219 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the Snohomish Health District’s Find a Dentist and Immunizations webpages for more information.