Developmental and Behavioral Health Services

About Developmental and Behavioral Health Services (DBH)

Babies and toddlers have a lot to learn and some need extra support to learn as well as they can.

Grounded in a family-centered approach, The Department of Developmental and Behavioral Health (DBH) provides a supportive environment and knowledgeable professionals to respond to families’ questions about their child’s development and provide options for care that best meets their needs.

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Ensuring all families get the help and support their babies and toddlers need to meet developmental milestones and reach their full potential at no cost, with no limits.

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Services within DBH Include:

  • Early intervention services
  • Developmental screening and assessment
  • Comprehensive case management
  • Speech, occupational, and physical therapy
  • Developmental monitoring and intervention
  • Autism diagnostics
  • And so much more

Program Eligibility

DBH provides diagnostic evaluation and  early intervention services to all children under the age of 3 that reside in Denver City and County.

Children over the age of 3, regardless of residence, may access DBH diagnostic evaluations if they have an insurance provider that contracts with RMHS.  Denver residents may be eligible for mill levy funding.

Evaluations and Referral Process

The first step to get an Early Intervention evaluation for a child is to make a referral to the EI Colorado program. You can do that by completing the online referral form, contacting EI Colorado at 833-733-3734 (833-REFER-EI) or emailing

If a child does not meet the State’s eligibility requirements for Early Intervention Services, but you still have concerns about a child’s development, reach out to: or 720-512-1281.

For Diagnostic Testing Through RMHS

The Children’s Clinical Team at RMHS provides comprehensive assessment, consultation, and intervention services to infants, children and adolescents, birth to 18 years of age. The team specializes in 0-3 children’s clinical services. However, if you have questions for children ages 3-18, please email

To get started with Children’s Clinical Services or if you have questions, please email

Contact Developmental and Behavioral Health Services

For general questions, email:

For direct questions contact:

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