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Local Education Agency Services

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

The Local Education Agency (LEA) provides certain health care assessment services via school programs. LEA services may include:

  • Targeted case management
  • Physical and mental health evaluation
  • Education and psychosocial assessments
  • Health and nutrition education
  • Developmental assessments

Primary care physicians (PCPs) are encouraged to inform members of these services; however, members may obtain services without a referral from their PCPs. PCPs should, whenever possible, coordinate needed medical services with LEA providers to promote continuity of care and ensure proper and timely follow-up. LEA medical services may include:

  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Speech pathology and audiology
  • Psychology and counseling
  • Nursing services
  • School health aide services
  • Medical transportation

PCPs may be asked to support LEAs with the following:

  • Written prescriptions for specific LEA services
  • Medical evaluations or records on request
  • Referrals for appropriate and necessary medical services
  • Medically necessary services when school is not in session

On request, the PCP may authorize LEA providers to provide other services on a case-by-case basis.

Last Updated: 08/06/2021