New Mexico Department of Health
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FIT Referrals

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Anyone who has a concern about a child’s development can make a referral. This includes parents, guardians, foster parents and family members, professionals such as pediatricians, other physicians, social workers, nurses, home visitors, childcare providers, or others who have contact with the child.


Essential Information

Please see the following links for more details.


Who Can Refer a Child and Family?

Photo of a family which participates in our program.

Anyone who has a concern about a child’s development can make a referral. This includes parents, guardians, foster parents and family members, professionals such as pediatricians, other physicians, social workers, nurses, home visitors, childcare providers, or others who have contact with the child.


When Should I Make a Referral?

It is not necessary to determine a diagnosis or a delay prior to making a referral. Simply the fact that you are concerned about the child’s development is enough to generate a referral.  Some situations om which you may make a referral are as follows.

Please see our FIT Diagnostic Codes for Eligibility and Billing to learn more.


How Do I Refer a Child and Family?

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Each county and Indian tribe is served by one or more FIT provider agencies. Please see our FIT Providers List for a current index of provider agencies.

You can make a referral directly to the local early intervention provider serving your community. If you prefer, you may send a fax referral using our FIT Early Intervention Referral Form to 866-829-8838, and they will contact the appropriate provider for you. You can also call the FIT program at 877-696-1472.

When you make a referral, you will be asked for basic information about the child (date of birth, family information, name, address, etc.) and the reason for the referral. You should inform and get permission from the family when making a referral. Also, you may encourage the family to call or visit their local early intervention provider themselves.

Please see our FIT Referrals Frequently Asked Questions document to learn more.


What Happens When I Make a Referral?

Here’s a little of what will happen when you make a referral to the FIT Program.