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Early Start Program

Provider Type

  • Physicians
  • Participating Physician Groups (PPG)
  • Hospitals
  • Ancillary

Counties Covered

  • Fresno
  • Kern  
  • Kings
  • Los Angeles
  • Madera
  • Riverside
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego 
  • San Joaquin
  • Stanislaus
  • Tulare

California's Department of Developmental Services' (DDS) Early Start program provides early intervention services to infants and toddlers (from birth to 36 months) who have a developmental delay in one or more of the following areas: cognitive, physical and motor development, including vision and hearing; communication, social or emotional development or adaptive development; and those who are determined to have a significant difference between the expected level of development for their age and their current level of functioning. Health Net identifies children under age of three who may be eligible to receive services from the DDS Early Start program and refers them accordingly.

Last Updated: 06/16/2022