Children 1st is the single point of entry for all DPH Child Health programs and services for children, birth - 5 years old, and links eligible children to early intervention services, as well as other public health programs and community-based resources.
All referrals made to DPH Child Health programs including Babies Can’t Wait (BCW), Children’s Medical Services (CMS), Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI), and 1st Care must be made through Children 1st.
Children 1st collaborates with families, healthcare providers, schools, and other agencies to identify children, from birth - 5 years of age, who may be at risk for poor health outcomes and developmental delay. Some children have medical conditions and environmental concerns that place them at greater risk for developmental delay. These risk conditions may include but are not limited to the following:
Note: This list does not include all child health-eligible risk conditions. Contact your local Children 1st Coordinator by using the Maternal and Child Health Services Locator below to learn more about your child’s eligibility for programs and services.
Women and Children Service Finder
Children 1st FAQ
DPH Child Health Programs
Children 1st - Related Files
Page last updated 8/9/2022