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How To Make A Referral

ECI encourages families not to take a "wait and see" approach to a child's development. A referral to ECI can be based on professional judgment or a family's concern. A medical diagnosis or a confirmed developmental delay is not needed to refer. As soon as a delay is suspected, children may be referred to ECI, even as early as birth.

Call 210-261-3300. Our staff is available to take a referral by phone Monday-Friday, 8:30am -5:30pm.

Fax 210-261-1782. Physicians and other professionals can make a referral by fax 24/7.

Local School District For children and young adults, ages three to 21, services are available through the local school district. A referral for assessment may be made. This may lead to individualized testing for children and young adults who may require specialized assistance and/or support. To begin this process, contact the director of special education at the local school district. The telephone number can be found in the white pages of the phone book or through the Texas Education Agency website.

Web Referral Form 

CHCS-ECI Web Referral Form

Note for medical providers: children with specific diagnosis can automatically qualify for ECI services. Please fax most recent clinic notes showing diagnosis for ECI to review for auto-eligibility. Clinic notes can be faxed to CHCS-ECI E-Fax Referral Line (210) 261-1782. Thank you

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