Early Intervention Program
Netcare®, Inc. Early Intervention Program provides a variety of services to eligible children with developmental disabilities, from birth to age three, and their families. Netcare, Inc. is approved as a provider of Early Intervention program services (EIP) by New York State to service the following areas and counties: Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Orange, Westchester, and Dutchess. Currently, Netcare, Inc. is under contract with the NYC municipality to deliver EI services.
As part of our Early Intervention Program, Occupational & Physical Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Psychologists, Licensed Social Workers, Special Education Teachers, Nutritionists, Teachers of Speech & Language Disabilities and CFYs can work with infants or toddlers who have developmental delays or qualifying diagnosed conditions.
The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program for children under the age of three who are either suspected of having or at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. Potentially eligible children must be referred to the county program or the Growing Up Healthy Hotline at 1-800-522-5006 to receive EIP services. EIP is funded by New York State and county governments. All EIP services are provided at no cost to parents. Health insurance may be accessed for early intervention services provided to eligible children and families. A child's eligibility for the program can be determined only by state-approved evaluators under contract, and all services must be authorized by the county.
If a child is found eligible for EIP, all needed early intervention services are identified in collaboration with the parent and must be authorized by the municipality. The municipality will arrange for service providers, considering the individual needs of the child and family, to deliver services authorized by the municipality. When early intervention services are delivered in child care settings or community locations that require a fee, the parent is responsible for paying any associated costs with such access to child care or community locations.