Gulf Central Early Steps

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Health Planning Council of South West Florida
4630 17th Street, (physical address)
Sarasota, Florida 34235

Phone: 941-487-5400
Toll Free Phone: 866-510-5594
Fax: 941-487-5430
TDD Phone:


Program Description

*Early intervention services and supports are available for young children at risk of having a developmental delay or with an existing established condition. Evaluations to determine eligibility are provided at no cost to families regardless of income. **Serves children birth - 36 months of age. ***English, Creole and Spanish languages spoken

Services Available Through This Program

Developmental Screening , Hearing Screening , Infant / Child Mental Health Screening , Special Needs/Disabilities and other related services

Hours of Operation

Closed on holidays.
Eligibility Requirements and Important Information

Any child birth to 36 months may be eligible for a developmental evaluation. If you know someone who may qualify, do not wait. Research shows that childrens earliest experiences play a critical role in brain development. Please call 1-800-218-0001 or visit our website @ to begin the referral process.

Availability and Fees
Current Wait List: 
Handicapped Access: 
Accepts Medicaid: 
Accepts Private Insurance: 
Financial Assistance Available?: 
Sliding Scale: 

Other Fee Information

No cost to parents; state & federal funds (Part C) pay if private insurance/Medicaid does not pay.

Points of Interest

Referrals may be made by parents, primary health care providers, local agencies, child care centers and/or service providers.


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