Health Department


What is the CaCoon Program?
  • The CaCoon program serves families with children from birth to age 20 who have (or are at risk of having) a chronic health condition or disability. CaCoon care coordination services are offered by public health nurses who are specially trained to care for children and youth with special health needs. Since family members have a central role in the care of their child, all services are planned around the desires and concerns of the family.

  • How Can a CaCoon Nurse Help My Family?
    A CaCoon nurse works with your family and your child's health care providers to do some or all of the following things:
  • Help you find information about your child's condition
  • Screen your child for any concerns regarding development, nutrition, hearing, vision, or other health issues
  • Partner with you to advocate for your child and family
  • Help you family locate financial assistance to help pay for your child's care
  • Refer you to parent or family support organizations
  • Refer you to local resources for early intervention - physical, occupational, speech, and preschool
  • Work with any other service providers to address your concerns

  • Who Can Use the CaCoon Program?
  • Families with children and young adults, from birth through age 20, who have chronic health conditions or disabilities. Eligibility is not tied to family income or insurance status. There is no charge to families. If you would like information or resources about specialized health services and want to know more about CaCoon, contact Baker County Health Department and ask to speak with a CaCoon nurse.

  • Alicia Hills, RN ahills@bakercounty.org
    You can also contact the Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs office at:
    Phone: 503-494-8303
    Email: occyshn@ohsu.edu

    2200 4th Street
    Baker City, OR 97814
    Phone: (541) 523-8211
    Fax: (541) 523-8242
    TTY: 1-800-735-2900

    Baker County Health Department (BCHD) is available to all, that no individual is excluded from participation, denied benefits, or subject to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, religion, culture and/or financial status.