Mental Health

Mental Illness

If your child is experiencing a suicidal crisis or emotional distress: 

            Cumberland/ Perry (866) 350-4357
            Dauphin (717) 232-7511
            All counties

Pennsylvania Mental Health Resource Guide

Mental Health Association of Pennsylvania – Resource to help navigate care, advocate for patients’ care and help patients gain access to mental and behavior health care

National Alliance on Mental Illness – Information on a variety of mental health conditions, treatments and more
Find a Mental Health Care Provider: 
Psychologist list
Psychiatrist list - select “Find a Therapist” to search providers in your area, that accept your insurance and that are accepting new patients 
Open Path Psychotherapy Collective – Nonprofit that serves clients in financial need who are seeking affordable therapy. For patients who cannot afford market rates for therapy, are uninsured or underinsured, and have an annual household income below $100,000. 
Find an inclusive therapist: 

Intellectual & Developmental Disorders

What are intellectual and/or developmental disorders? 
Sometimes referred to as neurodevelopmental disorders, they are disabilities associated primarily with the functioning of the neurological system and brain. Examples of neurodevelopmental disorders in children include attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, learning disabilities, intellectual disability (also known as mental retardation), conduct disorders, cerebral palsy, and impairments in vision and hearing.

What to do if you have concerns about your child’s development 
  • Contact us! While your child’s development is being screened at every well visit, we understand concerns may arise between visits. JDC staff can help get you moving in the right direction. This may mean a visit with your child’s primary care provider to discuss your questions/concerns or a referral to a specialist for further evaluation.
  • If appropriate, your child’s pediatrician will refer you to a specialist for further evaluation and a formal diagnosis. This step is important because it will inform your child’s future medical care. It also helps pave the way for any future services your child may need in order to thrive. 
    • If your child is under the age of 3, Early Intervention is an excellent resource for families
    • Children older than 3 can receive evaluations through the Capital Area Intermediate Unit
    • School age children can often obtain evaluation through their district 
    • Private evaluations through insurance are an option as well 
  • Treatment will depend on your child’s individual needs and diagnosis. This often includes services such as speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.
Autism information from the AAP
Developmental Disabilities information from the AAP
Children with Intellectual Disabilities information from the AAP

PA Department of Human Services IDD Services
Cumberland Perry County MH/IDD Services       
Cumberland/ Perry County Early Intervention – ages birth – 3 years
Dauphin County MH/IDD Services
Dauphin County Early Intervention – ages birth – 3 years            
York/Adams County MH/IDD Services
York/Adams County Early Intervention– ages birth – 3 years
Capital Area Intermediate Unit – ages 3-5 years

If your child already has a diagnosis and you are looking for services and/or resources, go to More Disability Links on this website for additional support options. 

Enola Office • 1824 Good Hope Road, Suite 201 (717) 791-2680
Camp Hill Office • 25 West Shore Drive (717) 791-2680