The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program for children under the age of three who are either suspected of having or at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. Potentially eligible children must be referred to the county program to receive EIP services. EIP is funded by New York State and county governments. All EIP services are provided at no cost to parents or caregivers. Health insurance may be used for approved services. A child’s eligibility for the program can be determined only by state-approved evaluators under contract, and all services must be authorized by the county. Therapeutic Link for Children offers EIP evaluations, therapy, and service coordination services throughout Erie, Niagara, Wyoming, Cattaraugus and Genesee Counties. To obtain EIP contact numbers within your county, call the Growing Up Healthy Hotline at 1-800-522-5006.