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Child Guidance Program

The Child Guidance Program provides administration of the Child Guidance Program and the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) Child Care Warmline. These programs provide support and training to children birth to age 13, their parents and caregivers.  Although the Child Guidance Program does not have eligibility criteria, it works closely with mandated programs such as SoonerStart (IDEA Part C) and the public schools (IDEA Part B) to provide a safety net to children and families who do not qualify for those services but are at risk for behavioral, developmental or communication delays.

Child Guidance Program is available through 15 regional hubs located within local county health departments, and through contracts with the Child Study Center in Oklahoma County and the Tulsa Health Department in Tulsa County.

The OKDHS Child Care Warmline is a service available to Licensed Child Care Providers in Oklahoma.  The Warmline is staffed Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. by a Nurse Consultant and a Behavioral Health Consultant.  Child Care providers are able to access current information about medical and behavioral issues affecting children in group care.


  • Behavioral Health
  • Child Development
  • Speech Language Pathology

Eligibility Guidelines:

  • Children birth to age 13 their families and caregivers are eligible.
  • Services are provided on a sliding fee scale based on income and the size of the family. Medicaid and some Private Insurances are accepted.

How to Apply:

  • Child Guidance Program services can be accessed by contacting your closest county health department hub site. The phone numbers are provided above.
  • OKDHS Child Care Warmline can be accessed by calling 888-574-5437

Contact Information:

Child Guidance Program

Beth M. Martin, C.C.C.,

Director, Family Support and Prevention Service

Oklahoma State Dept. of Health

1000 NE 10th Street

Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299

Tel: (405) 271-4477

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