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Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) is devoted to providing the best treatment and highest level of attention to its clients. As a multi-disciplinary clinic, we pride ourselves in tailoring each program to address the individual needs of our clients. Additionally, as a non-profit corporation, adequate financial support is of paramount significance in the continuation of our goal of providing the highest level of care. To get started with treatment, selecting the most accessible means of funding is a pinnacle point in gaining access to the appropriate services. A few ways to fund for these services are described here.

Regional Centers
If your child is not a client of the Regional Center, read below to see how they may be evaluated.

PCDA Services Funding OptionsThe State of California recognizes the need for support and services for individuals diagnosed with a variety of developmental disabilities and related conditions. To help with this, The California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) distributes funds to nonprofit regional centers and state-operated developmental centers to ensure that individuals with developmental disabilities can receive the services that they need. To begin the qualification process, families should contact their local regional center to set up an evaluation and begin the approval process.

After an initial interview with the parents or guardians, the regional center will schedule a licensed psychologist to asses the child's development. Based on this assessment, the regional center will authorize funding and develop a customized plan of services to target the specific developmental deficits of the child. The conditions that Regional Centers cover include; Autism Spectrum Disorder, Mental Retardation/Intellectual Delays, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, and/or conditions that requires same treatment as individuals with Mental Retardation. Regional centers themselves do not provide any services. Instead, they contract their plan through outside agencies in order to provide a wider range of services to individuals and families across each region. Many services at PCDA are funded by the Regional Center.

Contact Info for Regional Centers:
Frank D. Lanterman
Regional Center

Phone: (213) 383-1300
Fax: (213) 383-6526
3303 Wilshire Boulevard #700
Los Angeles, CA 90010-1710
North Los Angeles County
Regional Center

Phone: (818) 778-1900
Fax: (818) 756-6140
15400 Sherman Way #300
Van Nuys, CA 91406 
San Gabriel/Pomona
Valley Regional Center

Phone: (909) 620-7722
Fax: (909) 622-5123
761 Corporate Center Dr.
Pomona, CA 91768
South Central Los Angeles
Regional Center

Phone: (213) 744-7000
650 W Adams Blvd #200
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Eastern Los Angeles
Regional Center

Phone: (626) 299-4700
Fax (626) 281-1163
1000 S. Freemont Ave.
Alhambra, CA 91802
Eastern Los Angeles Regional
Center – Whittier Office

Phone: (562) 698-0146
Fax: (562) 693-0158
13215 Penn St. #410
Whittier, CA 90602
Harbor Regional Center
Phone: (310) 540-1711
21231 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503
 

If your child is already a client of the Regional Center, please contact your child's service coordinator at your designated Regional Center to inquire about how to receive services at PCDA

School Districts

School Districts provide services to support children’s academic goals and educational development from 3-21 years old. The special education department for your school district will assess the child’s needs and can provide services or fund for services offered by contracted agencies. PCDA is certified as a Non-Public Agency by the State of California Department of Education. Please contact your school district’s special education department for more information.

Health Insurance

Health insurance may also be used to fund some services at PCDA. Each plan is different, so families must review their coverage with their carrier. At this time, PCDA's network includes Aetna Health Insurance, Blue Shield of California, & Kaiser Permanente for Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy, and Physical Therapy services (Psychology & Counseling services for Blue Shield and Aetna). These health insurances may be used in funding services at PCDA as long as the specific coverage is considered in-network with our organization. Additionally, PCDA is constantly striving to expand its in-network provider relations with a variety of insurance carriers.

NOTE: “Blue Cross Blue Shield” may be considered a part of "Blue Shield of California" but not “Anthem Blue Cross”.

If your insurance is not any of the aforementioned, services would be considered “out-of-network”. PCDA is unable to process out-of-network claims, however parents may pay privately and submit claims themselves or with the help of MedClaims Liaison (MCL).

PCDA has partnered with MedClaims Liaison (MCL), a health insurance advocate, in helping families facilitate insurance claims and coverage reimbursement. As a client of PCDA, you may be eligible for Premier Membership with MCL. Once a member, MCL will submit, track, and file your family's claims to ensure that your insurance carrier is meeting their financial obligations.

In order to verify insurance benefits and become eligible for funding through your health insurance provider, please complete the PCDA Insurance Information form in its entirety and sign.
In working closely with your provider, our specialized staff will make every effort in obtaining your family as much coverage as possible.
For more information on how our specialized team can work towards meeting your financial needs,
please click here to see Frequently Asked Questions. For further assistance, please contact the Finance Director at (626) 793-7350 ext.206 or Clinical Resource Specialist at ext.282.

Private Pay
Under this method of financial support, parents are asked to compensate for services before or at the time of their child's appointment. Families that receive therapy services in the home or community will be invoiced via mail in the following month from when the services were rendered.  PCDA accepts Mastercard and Visa, payments may be made over the phone or in person. Monthly pre-payment plans and Automatic Payments may be arranged.

For more information, please contact the Finance Director at (626) 793-7350 ext.206.