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Early Intervention (EI) Program (516) 227-8661
Children under three years of age with developmental delays or disabilities may be entitled to various EI services. Eligible children receive such services as speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, special education, family counseling, transportation and service coordination.

"Child Find" (516) 227-8661
This component of EI identifies infants at risk for physical and developmental disabilities. The program assures that they have routine developmental surveillance and screening, and provides referral for appropriate services.

Additional information on the Early Intervention Program may be found at the following web site:
New York State Department of Health Early Intervention Program - Click here

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program (516) 227-9442
WIC provides food vouchers and nutrition education for pregnant women, infants and children. WIC also helps its clients access other health and human service programs.

Additional information on WIC or nutrition may be found at the following web site:
US Department of Agriculture WIC - Click here (516) 227-9442

Community Health Worker Program (516) 572-0934
This program serves at risk pregnant women and their families in the Village of Hempstead. Health workers conduct outreach in the community, make home visits, and provide education, advocacy and coordination of services to women.

Perinatal Services Network (516) 227-9456
Information and referral service for pregnant and parenting women of Nassau County. The Network links women and their families to essential health and human services such as Prenatal Care and Day Care, regardless of citizenship or lack of insurance.

Click here to learn about Text4Baby-A free mobile text service for pregnant women and new moms.

Physically Handicapped Children's Program (PHCP) (516) 227-8665
PHCP provides financial assistance to families of children from birth to age 21 who meet medical and financial eligibility.