Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care (HCPCFC)

The Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care (HCPCFC) is a program that provides public health nurse (PHN) expertise in meeting the medical, dental, mental, and developmental needs of children and youth in foster care.

Role of the HCPCFC Public Health Nurse:

  • Coordinate medical, dental and mental health care for children and youth in foster care
  •  Coordinate health services for children in out-of-county and out-of-state placements
  • Expedite referrals for medical, dental, mental health, and developmental services
  • Provide medical education and training on the special health care needs of children and youth in foster care
  • Participate in creation and updating the Health and Education Passport for every child as required
  • Assists Children and Family Services (CFS) Social Workers to interpret medical report and findings
  • Assists foster caregivers obtain timely health assessments and dental examination

County of Del Norte
Department of Health & Human Services
Social Services Branch Public Assistance /
Employment & Training Branch
880 Northcrest Drive
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone (707) 464-3191
Fax (707) 465-1783
880 Northcrest Drive
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone (707) 464-3191
Fax (707) 465-1783

Behavioral Health Branch

Public Health Branch
455 K Street
Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 464-7224
(800) 446-4408 (toll free)
400 L Street
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone (707) 464-0861
Fax (707) 465-6701