Who do I contact if my child has a . . .
- development or speech concern?
- nutrition concern or if I have a general health and Safety question?
- hearing concern?
- dental concern?
- vision concern?
- behavior concern?
- Who do I contact for other resources in the community?
Early Intervention For children birth-3 years 541-312-1947
Early Childhood Special Education For children 3-5 years 541-312-1948
For children who may need further developmental screenings, evaluations, and services. These assessments and services may cover developmental areas such as motor, speech and language, social, vision, hearing, and cognitive. Consultation may be provided for children birth to kindergarten to determine eligibility for special education services. Services are free to eligible families. If you receive a referral the agency will contact you with 3-4 weeks after the screening. Please call agency after 4 weeks if not contacted.
Head Start (NeighborImpact) 541-548-2380 ext 127 www.neighborimpact.org/headstart.html
Free family support program serving low income/high need families in Deschutes and Crook Counties. Provides home visits, early childhood preschool programs, family activities, parent training, and health and nutrition services. An application is necessary to determine eligibility. Parents should contact agency directly.
Deschutes County Public Library 541-617-7099 www.deschuteslibrary.org
The library has various reading and story time programs for children of all ages in Bend, Redmond, Sunriver, Sisters and La Pine.
Crook County Public Library 541-447-7978 www.crook lib.org
Jefferson county public library 541-475-3351 www.jcld.org
WIC (Women, Infants, Children)
Deschutes County 541-322-7400
Crook County 541-447-5165
Jefferson County 541-475-4456
Nutrition program that focuses on the nutritional needs of pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children under age five years. The program offers food vouchers for nutritious foods for those who qualify. Also breastfeeding support, nutrition education and other classes are offered throughout the year.
Shots for Tots (Deschutes County Health Department) Birth – 18 years 541-322-7400
Immunization clinics for children at various locations throughout Deschutes County. Call for the nearest location. Immunizations can also be made at your local School Based Health Centers.
Deschutes County Health Department 541-722-7400
Crook County Health Department 541-447-5165
Jefferson County Health Department 541-475-4456
FAN (Family Access Network)
www.familyaccessnetwork.org Bend 541-693-2226
La Pine 541-693-5730
Provides children and families access to health and other support services through Family Advocates working in the public schools and early childhood sites. FAN Advocates provide information, referrals and access to services in the following four areas: connections to community, health and mental health services, positive youth development and parent and family training.
School Based Health Centers Ensworth Elementary Bend 541-693-2222
Lynch Elementary Redmond 541-504-3589
La Pine Community Center 541-536-0400
Sisters High School 541-549-3183
Crook County 541-323-4272
School-Based Health Centers offer well-child exams, immunizations, developmental screenings, sick visits, OHP application assistance and behavioral health services to all children birth to age 20 in each respective school district. Services are billed to OHP or insurance and balances are sliding scale based on income. Inability to pay is never a barrier to service.
www.mosaicmedical.org Bend 541-383-3005
Comprehensive primary care services for your family including acute care, preventative care, chronic disease management, women’s health – including OB in Madras and Prineville. They accept most insurance plans including Medicare and OHP. Discounts available to those who qualify – no one if turned away for inability to pay. Professional, compassionate, bilingual staff.
Bend Memorial Clinic
The Pediatrics Department provides comprehensive care for kids of all ages – from newborns to adolescents.
COPA (Central Oregon Pediatric Associates)
Bend\Redmond 541- 389-6313
COPA provides comprehensive pediatric care for children and adolescents. All doctors are board certified pediatricians, and they also have specialists on staff. COPA is open 365 days a year and has a 24/7 nurse line for patients.
Car Seat Assistance
Bend: Last Wednesday of each month 10 am to 1 pm 541-322-6300
Redmond: 1st Thursday of each month 10 am to 1 pm 541-504-5000 (By appt only: 3rd Thursday of the month from 4 pm to 6 pm- call to make an appt)
Prineville: 3rd Wednesday of each month 3 pm to 6 pm 541-447-5011
Madras: 3rd Thursday of each month 11 am to 1 pm 541-475-7274
Central Oregon Regional Programs 541-693-5700
Provides complete hearing tests for children birth through 5 years. Services are free to eligible families. If you receive a referral, you will need to call and make an appointment.
Contact your insurance provider for local dentists.
Willamette Dental Group 1-800-460-7644
Advantage Dental Group 1-866-268-9615
Capital Dental Care 1-800-525-6800
For a vision exam contact your insurance provider.
Family Resource Center 541-389-5468 www.frconline.org
Offers a variety of parenting classes for children birth – 18 years old. Scholarships are available to cover the cost for those who qualify. Meals and childcare often provided. They also have a free lending library that offers a variety of current books that cover topics such as child development, parenting, ADD, coping with divorce and more.
Mountain Star Family Relief Nursery Birth – 4 years 541-322-6820 www.mountainstarfamily.org
Prevention program for children and families who are experiencing high amounts of stress. Services include parent education, home visits, assessments and therapeutic classrooms for children and families. Services are free to eligible families.
Kids Center Birth – 18 years 541-383-5958 www.kidscenter.info
Provides medical evaluations, child-friendly interviews and therapy treatment for children who have been sexually, physically or emotionally abused, neglected or are witnesses of violence. Alleged abuse must be reported to local law enforcement or Department of Human Services-Child Welfare before services can be accessed. For questions about preventing and stopping child abuse call the KIDS Center.
Deschutes County Mental Health 541-322-7500
Services include child assessments, parent guidance, play therapy and treatment that focus on positive parent/child relationships. These services are appropriate for children who seem withdrawn, aggressive and/or have chronic sleep problems. Services are provided on a sliding scale.
Crook County Mental Health 541-447-7441
Jefferson County Mental Health 541-475-6575
Bend Park and Recreation District 541-389-7275 www.bendparksandrec.org
Over 770 different recreation programs annually for ages ranging form 18 month to senior adult. Programs include: sports, outdoor, youth enrichment/childcare, adult enrichment, special recreation, swimming, Bend Senior Center and inclusive programs.
Redmond Park and Recreation District 541-977-4859 www.raprd.org
Offers recreation programs for all ages in the greater Redmond area. These programs include youth and adult sports, before and after school programs, Red Cross classes, art classes, swim lessons and many others.
La Pine Parks and Recreation District 541-536-2223 www.lapineparks.org
Crook County Park and Recreation District 541-447-1209 www.ccprd.org
Crook County Kids Club 541-447-7661 www.crookcountykids.org
Child Care Resources (Project of NeighborImpact): 541-548-2380 www.neighborimpact.org/ccr.html
Provides resource and referral services for choosing quality childcare. Can advise on childcare issues, e.g., Adult and Family Services payment issues and state requirements.
Saving Grace www.saving-grace.org
Hotline 541-389-7021 or 1-866-504-8992
Provides comprehensive services to promote the value of living life free from violence. Services are designed to help survivors of abuse regain control of their lives, start the healing process, develop positive self-esteem and break the cycle of violence so that any future abuse can be prevented. Support groups also offered.
Latino Community Association 541-382-4366 www.latca.org
A connecting point for our immigrant community to ask questions, have letters translated, get help making phone calls (interpretation) negotiating payment plans (advocacy). They help families pay their bills, file their taxes, work through legal issues, find work, improve their English and connect to new opportunities.
Department of Human Services www.oregon.gov/dhs
La Pine 541-536-2223
Provides food benefits, medical programs, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), work assistance, and assistance with emergencies, cash, and payment of childcare costs. Call for more information and eligibility.
Hospice of Bend-La Pine 541-383-3910 www.hospicecenterbend.org
Provides support and education for adults and children who have suffered a significant loss. Services include nursing care, home health aid, medical supplies, a resource library, and bereavement services and support groups, including the Children’s Bereavement Support Group. Call for more information and support groups.
Hospice of Redmond 541-548-7483 www.redmondhospice.org
American Red Cross – Oregon Mountain River Chapter 541-382-2142 www.mountainriver.redcross.org
Provides immediate temporary assistance of food, clothing and shelter to victims of natural or human caused disasters such as fire, flood, tornado and earthquakes. Provides community education about communicable disease prevention, water safety, and other safety subjects. Provides urgent communication services for members of the Armed forces and their families.
Kemple Dental Services (5 to 18 years) 541-617-1653
Community supported clinic providing dental care for children living in Deschutes County. School age only and must have a FAN referral from school site. Call your local school for a FAN representative.
Healthy Families of the High Desert (Newborns) 541-749-2133
One time welcome home visits for all families with newborns in Deschutes County. Weekly home visits for eligible families providing support, parent education, resources and information on child development. Parents receive the latest information and research on how babies’ brains develop and the critical role parents play in supporting and nourishing healthy development.