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Model Services


Primary Care for Individuals with Special Needs (including complex medical conditions and/or developmental disabilities) is provided by CHLA Pediatricians in partnership with AltaMed in our General Pediatrics clinic: 323-669-2113

Little girl talking to her doctorSpecial programs provided for all, including individuals with developmental disabilities, include:

      • The Patient Centered Medical Home Program (link) which embeds nurse case management in the primary care setting
      • Bodyworks which provides dietary and physical activity counseling and weight management
      • The Lactation Clinic which provides breastfeeding support to all, including mothers and infants with developmental disabilities
      • The Parent Navigator Program, which employs individuals with lived experience to help families navigate and get connected to the DD service system
      • Hablamos Juntos, which provides family-based support for children with speech delay
Mental and Behavioral Health Care: specialty mental health care inclusive of individuals with developmental disabilities is provided through the USC UCEDD and the Mental and Behavioral Health Program at CHLA.

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