KERN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

MATERNAL, CHILD AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH

1800 MT. VERNON AVENUE, BAKERSFIELD, CA  93306

(661) 321-3000 / (800) 974-2717

www.kernpublichealth.com

CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH SPECIAL MEDICAL AND OTHER NEEDS

Kern County Department of Public Health: California Children Services: (661) 321-3000

FAX: (661) 868-0280

California Children Services (CCS) is a state wide program that arranges, directs and pays for medical care, equipment, and

rehabilitation when these services are authorized by the program for medically eligible conditions

MEDICAL THERAPY UNITS (MTU)

Thompson Jr. High (MTU): (661) 868-7286

FAX: (661) 396-1033

McKinley Elementary (MTU): (661) 868-7270

FAX: (661) 869-2726

Delano- Princeton Elementary (MTU): (661) 725-6452

Kern County Search and Serve 

Contact Person: Evelyn World: (661) 636-4817

Kern County Bakersfield City School District: (661) 631-4600

Kern County Superintendent of Schools: (661) 636-4000

Kern High School District: (661) 827-3100

Sierra Sands: (760) 499-1600

Provides special education services for children living in Kern County.  All eligible children and young people from Infancy through twenty-one years of age will be provided specialized educational programs and services.

Kern Early Start

Offices for Kern County

Kern Regional Center: (661) 327-8531

Kern County Superintendent of Schools: (661) 636-4000

Bakersfield City School District: (661) 631-4600

Sierra Sands Unified School District (Ridgecrest): (760) 499-1600

Provides interagency referral, assessment and intervention services for infants and toddlers with special needs from birth until 36 months age.

Kern Regional Center: (661) 327-8531

Provides services to individuals and their families with developmental disabilities that include mental retardation, cerebral

palsy, epilepsy, autism and related conditions.

Other Kern Services for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs

American Diabetes Association, Los Angeles Chapter: (323) 966-2890

American Lung Association: (661) 847-4700

American Cancer Society: (661) 327-2424

Bakersfield Association for Retarded Citizens (BARC): (661) 834-2272

Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired: (661) 322-5234

Child Protection Services - Department of Human Services: (661) 631-6011

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program: (661) 321-3000

Delano Association for Developmentally Disabled: (661) 721-2791

Epilepsy Society of Kern County: (661) 634-9810

Exceptional Parenting Center: (661)234-8006

H.E.A.R.T.S Connection: (661) 328-9055

Hoffmann Hospice: (661) 410-1010

In-Home Supportive Service: (661) 868-1000

Independent Living Center: (661) 325-1063

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: (661) 636-1305

Kern Autism Network - Daytime: (661) 489-3335   Evening: (661) 588-4235

Kern Down Syndrome Network: (661) 234-8006

Muscular Dystrophy Association, Fresno: (559) 453-9822

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: (661) 321-9512

Optimal Hospice Care: (661) 410-4000

Society for Disabled Children: (661) 322-5595

United Cerebral Palsy of Central California: (559) 221-8272

Warmline: (661) 323-3531

Toll-free: 1(888) 955-9099

2-1-1-Kern County: Dial 2-1-1    Toll-free 1(800) 273-2275

Out of the Area Hospitals Serving Kern Children with Special Medical Needs

Valley Children Hospital: (559) 353-3000

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: (323) 361-2178

Children’s Hospital of Orange County: (714) 997-3000

Loma Linda University Medical Center: (909) 558-8161

Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital: (800) 825-5437

University of California Los Angeles: Mattel Children’s Hospital: (310) 825-9111

Toll Free # for Organizations Serving Children and Adolescents with Special Needs

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: (800) 424-3688

American Brain Tumor Association: (800) 886-2282

American Cancer Society: (800) 227-2345

American ChildhoodCancer Organization: (855)858-2226

American Cleft Palate Education Foundation: (800) 242-5338

American Council of the Blind: (800) 424-8666

American Diabetes Association: (800) 342-2383

American Foundation for the Blind: (800) 232-5463

American Heart Association: (800) 242-8721

American Institute for Cancer Research: (800) 843-8114

American Kidney Fund: (800) 638-8299

American Leprosy Missions (Donations Only): (800) 543-3135

American Liver Foundation: (800) 465-4837

American Medical Alert Corporation: (800) 645-3244

American Red Cross: (800) 733-2767

American Sexual Health Association: (800) 227-8922

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Helpline: (800) 638-8255

American Trauma Society: (800) 556-7890

Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation: (800) 747-2820

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: (800) 727-8462

AT&T Accessible Communications: (800) 872-3883

Autism Society of America: (800) 328-8476

BARC: (800) 834-6160 Better Hearing Institute: (800) 327-9355

Cancer Information: University of Colorado: (800) 525-3777

Cancer Treatment Centers of Americ: (800) 268-0786

Children and Youth with Disabilities: (800) 695-0285

Children's Craniofacial Association: (800) 535-3643

Children’s Tumor Foundation: (800) 323-7938

Children’s Wish Foundation: (800) 323-9474

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis: (800) 225-0292

Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CDLS) Foundation: (800) 223-8355 / (800) 753-2357

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA): (800) 343-3637

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: (800) 344-4823

Cystinosis Foundation: (888) 631-1588

Easter Seal National Headquarters: (800) 221-6827

Endometriosis Association: (800) 992-3636

Epilepsy Foundation of America: (800) 332-1000

Starkey Hearing Foundation: Hear Now Hearing Aid Bank: (800) 328-8602

Hearing Aid Helpline: (800) 521-5247

Human Growth Foundation: (800) 451-6434

Huntington's Disease Society: (800) 345-4372

Immune Deficiency Foundation: (800) 296- 4433

International Dyslexia Association: (800) 222-3123

International Rett Syndrome Foundation: (800) 818-7388

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: (800) 223-1138

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America: (800) 955-4572

Lupus Foundation of America Information Line: (800) 558-0121

Lyme Disease Foundation: (800) 886-LYME

Medic Alert Foundation: (800) 432-5378

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: (800) 532-7667

National AIDS and CDC info Hotline: (800) 232-4636

National AIDS, TB and STD Information Clearinghouse: (800) 458-5231

National Association for Sickle Cell Disease: (800) 421-8453

National Brain Injury Information Center: (800) 444-6443

National Brain Tumor Foundation: (800) 458-6223

National Cancer Institute: (800) 4-CANCER

National Down Syndrome Congress: (800) 232-6372

National Down Syndrome Society: (800) 221-4602

National Fragile X Foundation: (800) 688-8765

National Gauche Foundation: (800) 504-3189

National Headache Foundation: (800) 843-2256

National Hemophilia Foundation: (800) 424-2634

National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization Helpline: (800) 658-8898

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities: (800) 695-0285

National Kidney Foundation: (800) 622-9010

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped: (800) 424-8567

National Marrow Donor Program: Be the Match: (800) 654-1247

National Organization for Rare Disorders: (800) 999-6673

National Psoriasis Foundation: (800) 723-9166

National Reyes Syndrome Foundation: (800) 233-7393

National Resource on ADHD: (800) 233-4050

National Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped National Library of Congress: (800) 424-8567

National Spinal Cord Injury Association: (800) 962-9629

Nutritional Info Line of the American Dietetic Association: (800) 366-1655

Phoenix Society National Organization for Burn Survivors: (800) 888-2876

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association: (800) 926-4797

Prevent Blindness America: (800) 331-2020

Scoliosis Association: (800) 800-0669

Shaken Baby Syndrome National Center: (888) 273-0071

Shaken Baby Alliance: (877) 636-3727

Sickle Cell Anemia Association of America: (800) 421-8453

Skin Cancer Foundation: (800) 754-6490

Spina Bifida Association: (800) 621-3141

Stuttering Foundation: (800) 992-9392

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Support Hotline: (800) 369-7437

Tourette Syndrome Association: (800) 237-0717

Turners Syndrome Society of the United States: (800) 365-9944

United Cerebral Palsy: (800) 872-5827

Revised 10/2017