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Developmental Disabilities Program Links to Health Information

The healthy advice you need, from a source you trust.

Is it a cold or the flu? Can my child play sports if he has asthma? How do I talk to my daughter about her body changes?

Find answers to these health questions and many more by clicking on the links below.

Office of Individual and Family Affairs (OIFA)
A member liaison can help members, parent(s) or guardian(s) find resources for physical, behavioral health and social needs. Call Member Services at 1-800-348-4058, TTY 711 and ask to speak with OIFA or email

2021 Community Physicians Satisfaction Results

2-1-1 Arizona – Community Information and Referral Services

Community Resource Guide

Advance Care Directives
Information regarding Advance Care Directives (i.e. Living Will and/or a Durable Health Care Power of Attorney)

AHCCCS - Arizona's Medicaid Agency
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is Arizona's Medicaid agency that offers health care programs to serve Arizona residents. Individuals must meet certain income and other requirements to obtain services.

AHCCCS - Member and Provider Survey Results

AHCCCS - Performance Measure Results

Alzheimer’s Association

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics is committed to the success of the best physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.  You'll find information regarding the Academy's many programs, activities and resources.

American Academy of Pediatrics – Arizona Chapter
The Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AZAAP) is a professional membership association comprised of pediatricians, pediatric sub-specialists, academicians, hospital administrators and physicians, nurse practitioners, school nurses and other child health care providers.  AZAAP works collaboratively with a network of pediatricians, other medical professionals and child advocacy organizations to improve the health and well-being of Arizona's children and to further the education of pediatricians and the public in matters pertaining to children's health and wellbeing issues.

Area Agency on Aging Locations

 Arizona Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Arizona Advance Directive Registry
The Arizona Advance Directive Registry is a FREE database for the storage of advance directives (Living Will, Medical Power of Attorney, and Mental Health Power of Attorney).

Arizona Autism Coalition
A coalition that works to improve lives affected by Autism.

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
A statewide information referral center for people with hearing loss.

Arizona Community Action Association
Arizona Community Action Association promotes economic self-sufficiency for low-income people.

Arizona Department of Economic Security 
The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) works with families, community organizations, advocates and state and federal partners to realize our collective vision that every child, adult, and family in Arizona will be safe and economically secure.

Arizona Department of Education
Promotes the development and implementation of quality education for students with disabilities.

Arizona Department of Health Services
The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. The Department operates programs in disease prevention and control, health promotion, community public health, environmental health, maternal and child health, emergency preparedness and regulation of childcare and assisted living centers, nursing homes, hospitals, other health care providers and emergency services.

American Diabetes Association
American Diabetes Associations provide education and health tips to improve the lives of all people affected with diabetes

Arizona Early Intervention Program (AEIP)
The Arizona Early Intervention Program, also known as AzEIP, is a statewide system of supports and services for families of children, birth to three, with disabilities or developmental delays.

Arizona Family Planning Council

Arizona Family Planning Council program offers a broad range of effective contraceptive methods (birth control) and related preventative health services on a voluntary and confidential basis.

Arizona Head Start Association
Head Start is a program that provides early childhood services for children ages birth to four years of old to prepare them for school readiness. Multiple locations available state-wide.

Arizona Healthcare Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
AHCCCS Home Page – Information and services for Arizona families.

Arizona Links

Arizona Medical Board (AMB)
The Arizona Medical Board licenses qualified allopathic physicians and is responsible for investigating patient complaints against physicians and when appropriate, taking disciplinary action against their licenses.

Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration
Works with children, adults, and families by working with individuals with disabilities to achieve increased independence and/or gainful employment

Arizona’s Smokers Helpline
Free service and information for Arizonans who wish to stop smoking.

Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition
To learn more about suicide prevention - contact Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition at If you are in need or immediate help within Arizona call EMPACT at 1-866-205-5229.
If you are a teenager within Arizona and in crisis, please call Teen Lifeline at 1-800-248-TEEN (8336).

Arizona's Vocational Rehabilitation Program
Offers services to help people with disabilities become financially independent through work.

Asthma – American Lung Association
American Lung Association has many resources available to people living with asthma and their loved ones. They provide information and tools created by the American Lung Association for your use.

AZ Links (Aging and Disability Resource)
AZ Links is Arizona’s Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), created to help Arizona Seniors, People with Disabilities, Caregivers and Family Members locate resources and services that meet their needs.

Behavioral Health Providers and Resources for Schools
A guide on how a school or district can connect a youth to behavioral health services. The provider are contracted with UnitedHealthcare Community Plan to provide services to AHCCCS enrolled children and families.

Behavioral Health Residential Criteria

Centers for Disease Control ( is your online source for credible health information and is the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is the federal agency that administers the Medicare program and monitors the Medicaid programs offered by each state.

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Community Information & Referral
Community Information & Referral is the key source of integrated information that brings people and services together every day with ease, compassion, and quality to meet vital needs in central and northern Arizona. Our vision is for all people to have easy access to information about the full range of health, human, and emergency services provided in Arizona communities.

Member Survey Results 2020 Adults and Children

Crisis Services
Each RBHA has a 24-hour crisis phone number to call if you need immediate help with an urgent behavioral health situation. You should always call 911 if you are experiencing a medical, policy and/or fire emergency situation.

Crisis Hotlines: if you are experiencing a behavioral health crisis call one of the phone numbers below that matches the county you live in.

Crisis Hotlines by County:

Especially for Teens:

National 24-Hour Crisis Hotlines:

  • Phone:
  • Text:
    • Text the word: “HOME” to 741741

Cultural Competency Resources for the Disabled Community

Cultural Competency Resources for the LGBT Community

Department of Economic Security

Variety of assistance services and programs available to Arizona families.

Health-e-Arizona Plus
Health-e-Arizona is an on-line application for Arizona residents. Individuals can apply for AHCCCS Health Insurance coverage, KidsCare and KidsCare II, Nutrition Assistance, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance. You can use Health-e-Arizona even if you have applied before or are currently receiving benefits.

Since 1997, healthfinder® has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. Healthfinder® links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,700 health-related organizations.

Healthy Children
Healthy Children, a web site for parents and caregivers, provides a variety of tips, tools, schedules, checklists and more.

Healthy Kids are Ready to Learn
AHCCCS or KidsCare members ages 3-19 who complete a well-care visit between June 5 and September 5, 2023 are eligible for a gift card. Learn more.

Hepatitis A
Click here to learn more about Hepatitis A in Arizona, for adults and children. 

HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service
AIDSinfo is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) project that offers the latest federally approved information on HIV/AIDS clinical research, treatment and prevention, and medical practice guidelines for people living with HIV/AIDS, their families, friends, and health care providers.
The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare

Mentally Ill Kids in Distress (MIKID) 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

This website offers counseling programs to help people improve their lives. Services cover metal health, individual, marriage, family counseling as well as many other therapy.

Prior Authorization and PA Criteria

Raising Special Kids
Raising Special Kids is a non-profit organization of families helping families of children with disabilities and special health needs in Arizona.  All programs and services are provided to families free of charge.

Resources for Low-Cost or No-Cost Clinics in Arizona
New interactive web site to help people easily locate a clinic that provides free or low cost primary, mental and dental
health services to people without health insurance.

St Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international non-profit organization dedicated to serving the poor and providing others with the opportunity to serve.  St Vincent de Paul provides medical and dental services to low-income, working families who are unable to afford insurance coverage.

Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services (TOPS)
TOPS provides teen specific pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting educational support so teens and their families can experience a positive outcome.

Tobacco Free Arizona
Tobacco Free Arizona strives to build individual, group, and community capacities to reduce the impact of commercial tobacco abuse. The goal of Tobacco Free Arizona is to use local and statewide resources, groundbreaking methods, and model national best practices to create a tobacco free future for Arizonans!

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
Arizona Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) is a federally funded program providing residents with nutritious foods, nutrition education, and referrals. WIC serves pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, and infants and children under age five who meet WIC eligibility guidelines.

PCP Change Request Form
The PCP Change Request form is to be used by Providers. This form must be filled out completely and signed by the member, parent, or guardian in order to be processed. 

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