Service coordination is available through the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Service Coordination (ESC) program and the Idaho Infant Toddler Program. The EPSDT program is available to all children who are Medicaid-eligible. EPSDT Service Coordinators help families with children who have special needs find and coordinate services their children need, such as health, educational, early intervention, advocacy, and social services.
To be eligible for ESC, children must have:
- A developmental delay or disability;
- Special health care needs; or
- A severe emotional disorder, and meet other criteria.
The need for service coordination must be identified during and EPSDT screen by the child's primary health care provider or physician.
Interim Service Coordination is available through the Idano Infant Toddler Program. Regional Infant Toddler staff complete the initial intake and provide interim service coordination until the family selects a service coordinator.
Interim service coordination includes:
- Educating the family about the Infant Toddler Program;
- Explaining the evaluation process;
- Explaining the family's role as a participant on the multidisciplinary team;
- Explaining and reviewing the procedural safeuards;
- Providing support and resource information on service options;
- Facilitating the initial Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP); and
- Assisting the family with selection of an ongoing service coordinator.
For more information about the Idaho Infant Toddler Program and Infant Toddler Service Coordination please click the following link: How do I get help for my child?