Mental Health

Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health


1 in 4 Idaho children are at risk for developing a developmental or behavioral health problem.
Source: National Survey of Children's Health, 2011/2012


Central District Health Department's in-home Mental Health Services offer individualized programs for pregnant women, infants and children through age five, to help guide healthy relationships, emotions and behaviors.


WHO CAN RECEIVE CARE?

You may qualify for Mental Health services through CDHD if:

You live in Ada County

You are pregnant, have an infant or child(ren) through age 5

There is a history of neglect, abuse, parent or household member with mental illness or substance use, low- birth weight, teen pregnancy

Have had life events that impact children (such as: divorce, violence, trauma)

Medicaid recipients; some non-Medicaid receiving individuals/households may also qualify for covered care


REFERRAL PROCESS FOR FAMILIES AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

Both individuals and health care providers can make referrals to CDHD's Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health program.

To Refer Yourself / Child

The online form will help us learn more about you or the person you are referring and determine if you/they qualify. CDHD will follow up with the family/household, typically within three business days.

Fill out Online Referral Form - or - call 208-327-7400 (weekdays)

Note: This referral form is not intended for urgent medical or mental health care needs. If you are having a medical or mental health emergency please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency department.


Health Care Provider Referrals

Please print, fill out and fax this form back to CDHD (fax: 208-321-2331). This form will allow us to follow up with you regarding the person(s) you are referring to our program.

Referral Form (printable - fax to 208-321-2331) - or - call 208-327-7400 (weekdays)


RESOURCES

Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Program - a mental health resource for youth in Idaho
Ada County Self Rescue Manual - a guide to all community resources in Ada and Canyon counties
What is Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health?

Program Flyer - Public


CONTACT


If you have questions about this program, please call Jamie Larsen at 208-327-8628.