Family & Community Health Services

Health Insurance and Access to Care
Provide assistance with health insurance enrollment for adults and children, including enrollment in Medicaid/Apple Health Program. Provide referrals to health care providers.  

First Steps Maternity Support Services and Infant Case Management

Provide nursing, mental health and nutritional services to Medicaid-enrolled pregnant women and their infants, via in-office and home visits.  Learn more about First Steps Maternity Support Services and Case Management program

Newborn Outreach

Home visiting program providing parenting education and support to all families with newborns in San Juan County.  Provide information and referral, parenting support, breastfeeding counseling and support

Breastfeeding and Lactation Services

Provide in home and phone consultation and support for breastfeeding mothers.  24-hour, on-call support is available.

 Breastfeeding Support - San Juan Island: 360-298-5141
Breastfeeding Support - Orcas Island: 360-298-5827
Breastfeeding Support – Lopez Island:  360-298-5140

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Children with special health care needs are children from birth to 18 years of age (up to 21 years of age for certain diagnoses) who have (or are at increased risk of) serious chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions. We offer Public Health services to families in San Juan County regardless of income.  Learn more about Washington State Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs resources and Local Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs outreach and Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs resources.

Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT)

Provide home visits, assessment, information, support and referrals for families of children from birth to age three years who have known or suspected developmental delays or disabilities. Learn more about the ESIT program.  Refer children to our Toddler Learning Center program.

SafeCare Parenting Education Program

Home visiting program for families of children ages six years and under to provide intensive parenting and health education and support.

Oral Health & Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) Program

The Access to Baby and Child Dentistry program — ABCD — puts young children on a lifelong path to good oral health. ABCD connects low-income families with dentists who know how to care for young kids, preventing tooth decay early and educating parents about how to take good care of their children’s teeth.  Learn more about the ABCD Program.  Local program information in english and spanish.   

TB & Pregnancy Testing

Provide confidential tuberculosis and pregnancy testing, and referrals to providers for follow up care.

Communicable Disease Surveillance

San Juan County Health & Community Services relies on healthcare providers, laboratories, hospitals and the general public to report certain communicable diseases to us.  Reporting communicable diseases helps protect our community, and assists our efforts around disease prevention, surveillance, and outbreak investigation.  Learn more about required notifiable/reportable conditions. 

Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program (SNAP) Ed
SNAP-Ed can help people learn how to make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose an active lifestyle. SNAP-Ed works with partners to make the healthy choice the easy choice.  Learn more about the Washington SNAP Ed program and State resources.

San Juan County Early Learning Coalition
San Juan County Early Learning Coalition is a member of the regional North West Early Learning Coalition with the mission of making excellence in early learning achievable and sustainable for every child in San Juan County.  Learn more about Northwest Early Learning.

Community and Professional Education & Wellness Programs

Provide periodic community education on topics including: childhood adversity and building resilience, vaccination education, nutrition and wellness education and support

Case Management and Referrals

Child care consulting, recognition and referral for family violence services, mental health services, financial support and law and justice referrals.