Healthcare Program for Children and Youth With Special Needs (HCP)

HCP supports children with special health care needs, from birth through age 20, and their families. Through care coordination, HCP assists Northeast Colorado families in understanding and coordinating the resources available for care and support including:


-Social Security Income (SSI)
-Early Intervention Colorado (EI)
-Special education and developmental disabilities services
-Access to health care providers
-Durable medical equipment 

Specialty Clinic Dates

Neurology Clinic

April 1, 2021 - Sterling

May 6, 2021 - Sterling

June 29, 2021 - Fort Morgan

July 8, 2021 - Sterling

September 2, 2021 - Sterling

November 4, 2021 - Sterling

December 9, 2021 - Fort Morgan

Orthopedic/Rehab Clinic​

April 28, 2021 - Sterling

October 27, 2021 - Sterling

Services from NCHD's specialty clinics are scheduled by appointment only. Clinics are held at NCHD's District Headquarters in Sterling, or in our Fort Morgan office. To make an appointment at one of our clinics, please contact Sherri Yahn, (970) 522-3741 x1242
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HCP Also:

  • Connects families with available resources;
  • Provides assistance with locating and applying for appropriate insurance programs for our youth;
  • Ensures that all children born in our region are screened for hearing loss and followed up with;
  • Provides nutrition education and screening by a registered dietitian;
  • Provides social and familial screenings by a licensed clinical social worker to provide referral for treatment;
  • Facilitates access to medical care by addressing your individual case and the barriers you face.

Below is a list of our team of experts that run this program and help run the neurology and orthopedic clinics held throughout the year:

Sherri Yahn - Health Integration Manager

Kandi Jamison, RN - HCP Nurse

Christine Covelli, RN - HCP Nurse

Tina Kohl- Community Health Navigator


Respite Program

NCHD's Family Recess Respite is a grant funded program that provides temporary care on a scheduled basis to families of children with special needs. Respite days are held during the school year, one Saturday a month in Sterling and one in Fort Morgan, for eight hours. During those times, families can bring in their child with special needs and any siblings for a day of crafts, games, and recreation. 


Care is provided by nursing students from Morgan Community College and Northeastern Junior College, under the supervision of a registered nurse. These respite days are an opportunity for home caregivers to relax, and for the children to have fun.


Any child, age three through 21 years of age who has a disability and lives in a family unit in one of our six counties is eligible for this program.


NCHD has received grant funding in their Respite Program through Easter Seals Colorado. For more information about Respite please visit Colorado Respite Coalition or download NCHD's brochure.

If you'd like more information about our HCP or Respite Programs, please contact our Prevention Services Manager:

Sherri Yahn
(970) 522-3741 x1242
For more information about resources for special needs children consider one of the following resources: