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Healthy Development Services

Infants and children grow and develop differently.  It is important for parents to know their children are growing and reaching important milestones.  First 5 San Diego’s Healthy Development Services (HDS) provides no cost developmental checkups for children from birth through 5 years of age, and connects children and families to needed services. First 5 San Diego works with some of the best community agencies in San Diego County to ensure parents and other caregivers have the help they need to promote their children’s developmental and behavioral health.

 

Service Regions

CENTRAL

(Family Health Centers of San Diego)
Phone: 619-876-4480

(Serving Zip Codes: 92101, 92102, 92103, 92104, 92105, 92113, 92114, 92115, 92116, 92134, 92136, 92139, 92149, 92174, 92182)

NORTH COASTAL

(Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego)
Phone: 858-966-8235

(Serving Zip Codes: 92007, 92008, 92009, 92010, 92011, 92014, 92024, 92054, 92055, 92056, 92057, 92058, 92067, 92075, 92081, 92083, 92084, 92091)

NORTH CENTRAL

(Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego)
Phone : 858-966-7510

(Serving Zip Codes: 92037, 92093, 92106, 92107, 92108, 92109, 92110, 92111, 92117, 92119, 92120, 92121, 92122, 92123, 92124, 92126, 92130, 92131, 92140, 92145, 92161)

NORTH INLAND

(Palomar Health)
Phone: 877-504-2299

(Serving Zip Codes: 92003, 92004, 92025, 92026, 92027, 92028, 92029, 92036, 92059, 92060, 92061, 92064, 92065, 92066, 92069, 92070, 92074, 92078, 92082, 92086, 92096, 92127, 92128, 92129)

EAST

(Family Health Centers of San Diego)
Phone: 619-515-2463

(Serving Zip Codes: 91901, 91905, 91906, 91916, 91917, 91931, 91934, 91935, 91941, 91942, 91945, 91948, 91962, 91963, 91977, 91978, 91980, 92019, 92020, 92021, 92040, 92071)

SOUTH

(South Bay Community Services)
Phone: 619-420-3620

(Serving Zip Codes:  91902, 91910, 91911, 91913, 91914, 91915, 91932, 91950, 92118, 92135, 92155, 92173)

 

 

Services Provided

Parent Support and Empowerment Parent support groups, workshops, and classes and peer-to-peer connections for parents of children with special needs.
Developmental Services Screening, assessment, and treatment of mild to moderate developmental delays and referrals to additional services as appropriate.
Speech and Language Services Speech therapy for children with mild or moderate speech and language delays.
Behavioral Services Counseling or other behavioral therapy to meet mild to moderate social and emotional needs of young children and their families.

 

 

 HDS at a National Level

 

Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

Bright Idea final

First 5 San Diego’s Healthy Development Services Project (HDS) received the prestigious designation as a Bright Idea from the Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. HDS received national recognition for the program’s innovative approaches to treating children with mild to moderate developmental and behavioral concerns.  The Bright Idea initiative recognizes and promotes innovative and promising government programs and practices.  Along with other Bright Idea projects, HDS is now highlighted on the Ash Center’s Government Innovators Network (GIN) homepage and part of the searchable database on the site.

 

 

Building a Developmental System of Care Puts All Children on Track for Success

Building a Developmental System of Care Puts All Children on Track for Success is a policy brief co-written by ZERO TO THREE and the American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 3. The purpose of this brief is to share lessons gleaned over the past ten years from the implementation of Healthy Development Services.  Recommendations included in the brief support the implementation of services within a coordinated system to prevent developmental and behavioral risks from becoming lifelong challenges.