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For Parents / Caregivers

Our family support services

Woman holding baby

We are here to assist parents/caregivers with the often confusing network of agencies and regulations in our health care system.

By asking one of the clinic team members—patient services representatives (front desk), dental assistants, the clinic manager, dental faculty and dental residents—the family can contact social work for assistance and support.

  • How can social work help you and your family?
  • Help apply for children’s health coverage
  • Arrange for transportation if needed
  • Help find additional community resources for your family
  • Coordinate with other health providers
  • Seek answers to parents’ concerns
  • Find answers to parents’ questions about treatment

Useful resource links

Need health insurance for your kids?
These agencies can help you

Washington State Health Care Authority Apple Health for Kids
Applications available
Community Health Access Program (C.H.A.P.)
Talk to someone who can answer your questions.

Public Health: Seattle & King County
Call Public Health Access and Outreach team
Seattle/East & North King County: 206-296-4841
South King County: 206-296-3944

More health resources

Insurance for pregnant women

Domoto Fund Eligibility

The privately-supported Domoto Fund for Children*, created in honor of past chair of the UW Pediatric Dentistry Department Dr. Peter K. Domoto,  has provided access to care for children who do not qualify for Washington’s Apple Health for Kids program, are uninsured or underinsured and are eligible under our family income guidelines.

*The Domoto Fund has covered the cost of preventive, diagnostic and restorative services for children, as determined via screening and comprehensive examination by the Center. Orthodontic, aesthetic dental care or general anesthesia costs are not covered by the Domoto Fund.

**Please consult our email awareness page.

Organizations to help families

WithinReach is a private non-profit organization that has been connecting families and service providers to health and food programs, resources and information for over 24 years. We serve families and providers across Washington State.

ParentHelp123 is operated by the statewide non-profit WithinReach, and helps Washington State families find services in their communities and apply for health insurance, food assistance programs and more.

Family Health Hotline: 1-800-322-2588

Crisis Clinic (King County)
24-Hour Crisis Line: 206.461.3222
Toll Free: 866.4CRISIS (866.427.4747)
TDD Line: 206.461.3219

Washington Information Network 211
Information on health and human services
Dial: 2-1-1 or 206-461-3200
Toll Free: 800-621-4636
TDD Line: 206-461-3610

Teen Link
Teen Link operates a help line for youth every evening.
6:00-10:00 p.m.: 206-461-4922
Toll Free: 1-866-TEENLINK
TDD/TTY: 206-461-3219

Transportation for Medicaid patients

Medicaid transportation
King County: 800-923-7433
Snohomish County: 855-766-7433

Pierce County: 1-800-925-5438
Administrative Line: 360–377-7176

Medicaid transportation
Region 6A – Clallam or Jefferson County: 1-800-756-5438
Region 6A – Kitsap County: 360-377-7007 or 1-800-756-5438
Region 5 – Pierce County: 1-800-925-5438
Region 6B – Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Pacific or Grays Harbor County: 1-800-846-5438
All Counties – Hearing Impaired: TTY 1-800-934-5438
All Counties – FAX: 360-377-1528
All Counties – Toll Free FAX: 855-742-5078