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Health and Home Resources for Children and Families

Boy has Eye ExamSouth 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
Washington State medical assistance for 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:Apple Health WA
  • 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:
  • Doctor appointments
  • Dental care
  • Transportation to office visits
  • Immunizations
  • Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy
  • Maternity care
  • Eyeglasses and hearing aids
  • Prescriptions
  • Urgent or emergent care
  • Surgery
  • Specialty services, such as counseling, and more!
    Apply for benefits.

Washington Prescription Drug Program (WPDP) is a prescription drug discount program open to all Washington State residents who do not have prescription drug insurance coverage, or whose insurance does not cover all their prescription drug needs. WPDPParticipants 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.

Free and Reduced School Meals - Qualifying students are eligible for free or reduced meals. 

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. 

Kitsap Community Homeless and Low Income Resource Guide is an extensive list of resources available to homeless and low income individuals.