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Special Care Organizational Record for Children With Special Health Care Needs

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Organizational Records

SCOR for Children With Special Health Care Needs What is the SCOR for Children With Special Health Care Needs?

The SCOR is an organizing tool for families who have children with special health care needs. It is designed to help you keep track of relevant information regarding your child’s health and care in the event that you are unable to provide the care yourself. How can the SCOR help you? In the process of caring for your child with special health needs, information and paperwork must be readily accessible. The SCOR will help you organize this information and make it easier for you to quickly find what you need. It will also make it easier for you to share key information with your child’s care providers.

Use the SCOR to:  

  • Track changes in your child’s medicines or treatments
  • List telephone numbers for health care providers and community organizations  
  • Prepare for appointments
  • File information about your child’s health history
  • Share new information with your child’s primary doctor, public health or school nurse, daycare staff and others caring for your child

Some helpful hints for using your child’s SCOR:  

  • Keep the SCOR where it is easy to find so it will always be on hand when you need it.
  • Be mindful that the SCOR contains private information and should be kept in a safe place.
  • Keep the SCOR as up-to-date as possible. Add new information to the SCOR whenever there is a change in your child’s treatment.
  • Bring the SCOR with you to appointments and hospital visits so that information you need will be close at hand.

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