Mental Health

Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health


1 in 4 Idaho children are at risk for developing a developmental or behavioral health problem.
Source: National Survey of Children's Health, 2011/2012

Our in-home Mental Health Services offer individualized programs for pregnant women, infants and children through age five, to help guide healthy relationships, emotions and behaviors.


You may qualify for Mental Health services through CDH if:

You live in Ada, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem or Valley County

You are pregnant, have an infant or child(ren) through age 5

There is a history of neglect, abuse, parent or household member with mental illness or substance use, low- birth weight, teen pregnancy

Have had life events that impact children (such as: divorce, violence, trauma)

Medicaid recipients; some non-Medicaid receiving individuals/households may also qualify for covered care


Both individuals and health care providers can make referrals to CDH's Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health program.

To Refer Yourself / Child

The online form will help us learn more about you or the person you are referring and determine if you/they qualify. CDH will follow up with the family/household, typically within three business days.

Fill out Online Referral Form - or - call 208-327-7400 (weekdays)

Note: This referral form is not intended for urgent medical or mental health care needs. If you are having a medical or mental health emergency please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency department.

Health Care Provider Referrals

Fill out Online Referral Form

Printable Referral Form (printable PDF - fax to 208-321-2331) - or - call 208-327-7400 (weekdays)


Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Program - a mental health resource for youth in Idaho
Ada County Self Rescue Manual - a guide to all community resources in Ada and Canyon counties
What is Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health?

CDH Program Flyer


If you have questions about this program, please call Jamie Larsen at 208-327-8628.