Health and Home Resources for Children and Families
Gina Glynn, Executive Assistant
Office of School and Family Support
South Kitsap schools are in a unique position to identify children in need and assist families with accessing services and meeting the needs of the whole child. SKSD partners with DSHS under the Medicaid Administrative Match program to assist with Medicaid outreach and education, identify children and families who may be eligible for services, and assist with the application process. The goal of this program is to connect SKSD students and their families to medical, dental, mental health, substance abuse, family planning, and other services.
SKSD receives federal funds for partial reimbursement of administrative costs of outreach and referral for these services under the Medicaid Administrative Match program. Reimbursed outreach activities performed by our staff include informing individuals and families about Medicaid services, assisting in the application process, and accessing needed medical services.
Washington Apple Health for Kids is a new concept in state medical assistance in which any child whose family meets the income eligibility standards will receive coverage for multiple services under one consolidated program.
Thousands of children under 19 years of age are eligible:
Kids with single parents
Kids with working parents
Kids living with grandparents, other family, or friends
Kids living with both parents
Young adults living on their own
Some of the services covered by Apple Health for Kids include:
Washington Prescription Drug Program (WPDP)is a prescription drug discount program open to all WashingtonState residents who do not have prescription drug insurance coverage, or whose insurance does not cover all their prescription drug needs. Participants in WPDP can get discounts as high as 60% on generic prescriptions and up to 20% on brand names. Local participating pharmacies include Safeway, Walmart, Savon, Peninsula Community Health Services, Fred Meyer, and Target. CLICK HERE to learn more about the program and enroll for benefits.
Health Care Assistance in Washington State is a website provided by DSHS to connect families to a number of programs dedicated to providing health care coverage for low income residents. The largest single source for this coverage is Medicaid, which offers complete major medical coverage. There are also other programs that offer more limited benefits. Services are available through managed care or fee-for-service. CLICK HERE to access a complete list of programs and services.
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services - Food Stamps, child support services, temporary assistance for needy families, and other state programs. Our local Community Service Office is located in Bremerton: CSO #18, 4710 Auto Center Blvd, Bremerton WA 98312-3300. CLICK HERE for driving directions, lobby hours, a directory of services and phone numbers, and to locate and apply for services online.