Public Health is committed to improving the health of children in our five-county district. Most of the programs for children are community partner based and we work with other agencies in order to give your child the best available care.
Children’s Special Health Program (CSHP)
CSHP provides diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation service to children with specific medical diagnoses. In addition to a specific diagnosis, eligibility is also determined by family income. The family can not have insurance or Medicaid and must be low income to be eligible.
Children who are 0-18 years of age with diagnoses that can be categorized under burn, cardiac, cleft lip/cleft palate, craniofacial, cystic fibrosis, neurological, orthopedic or plastic surgery are eligible for this program.
Currently, Public Health Idaho North Central District no longer provides direct nursing and case management services for local CSHP children. All CSHP eligible children can receive care coordination by Carol Christiansen, RN, at Children’s Special Health Program at 208-334-4993. Learn more about Children's Special Health Program.
PKU (Phenylketonuria) and other Metabolic Conditions
Children with PKU and other metabolic disorders requiring nutritional monitoring and counseling, are eligible for our Registered Dietitian (RD) to provide services. Call to make an appointment and ask for our RD at 208-799-3100 or your local health department.
Public Health nurses provide education, health screenings and technical advice to children and teachers in contracting school districts throughout the five-county area. Learn more about school nursing.
Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children
WIC is a nutrition program that will help you and your family save money, eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy. There is no cost to eligible families. Learn more about the WIC Program.