Early Intervention

Early Intervention Program

The Early Intervention Program (EIP) allows parents to access therapy services from the service provider of their choice. Our Children First provides the following; service coordination, evaluations, and therapy services as well as access to a multi-disciplinary team including; Speech-Language Pathology (SLP),Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT), Special Instruction (SI), and more.

Under New York State Public Health Law, EI services must be provided at no cost to parents. However, New York State‘s system of payments for the Early Intervention Program (EIP) includes the use of public insurance (such as Medicaid and Child Health Plus) and private insurance (such as CDPHP, Empire Plan, and others) for reimbursement of early intervention services. Under New York State Public Health Law (PHL), your service coordinator must collect, and you must provide, information and documentation about your child’s insurance coverage, including public and private insurance. This information includes: the type of insurance policy or health benefits plan, the name of the insurer or plan administrator, the policy or plan identification number, the type of coverage in the policy and any other information needed to bill your insurance. Your service coordinator must explain your rights and responsibilities and the protections that the law provides for your family.

Your service coordinator must explain your rights and responsibilities and the protections that the law provides for your family. Insert link https://www.health.ny.gov/publications

For more information about early intervention and other child-related services, contact the following: “Growing Up Healthy” 24-Hour Hotline 1-800-522-5006 In New York City, dial 311

Contact Our children First, Inc. if you would like further information or would like our assistance.

All inquiries can be directed to:
718 823-3190 or our direct email; info@ocfnyc.com.

Early Intervention Services

Our Children First is approved by New York State and has a contract with New York City to provide the following early intervention services:


The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program funded by New York State and county government for children birth to 3 years who are either suspected of having or at risk for developmental delays or disabilities.

Potentially eligible children must be referred to the county program to receive EIP services: If you as a parent have concerns about your child’s development, you can call the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, EIP at 311 to refer your child or you may ask our office and we will make the referral to New York City County on your behalf.

All EIP services are provided at no cost to parents. Health Insurance may be used for approved services. Your 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 your child is found eligible for services, you will meet with an official of the City’s Early Intervention Program, the initial service coordinator and the evaluation site representative to develop the Individualized Family Service Plan (“IFSP”).

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