Healthy Development Services

If your philanthropic goals are to help fund programs designed to support underserved communities, Healthy Development Services at Palomar Health is an excellent choice to invest in by funding programs that strengthen our community and educate.
Children grow and develop at different rates. It is important for parents and caregivers to know how their children are growing and if they are reaching important milestones. Early identification of developmental and behavioral concerns is the key to supporting families and establishing healthy patterns for life-long learning. All families living in San Diego County with children age 0-5 years 11 months that have not entered Kindergarten are eligible for services.  Healthy Development Services (HDS) provides a variety of developmental and behavioral services for children age 0-5, including developmental screening, assessment, and treatment (speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy); behavioral screening, assessment, and treatment; and parent workshops for general health and wellness and understanding a child’s behavior.

All services are provided by Palomar Health and their subcontracted partners, at no cost through generous funding from First 5 San Diego.  Last year we served 1,505 kids and provided 11,923 services (sessions).  Since it opened its doors in 2010, the HDS Center has provided more than $10,500,000 worth of free services to more than 20,000 children and families.

A gift to HDS helps support the health and development of young children and establish healthy patterns for life-long learning.


We also have a special need for a new passenger van to provide transportation to the families we serve. If you are interested in purchasing a new van for HDS, please contact the Palomar Health Foundation directly at:  760.739.2787.
  • Palomar Medical Center Escondido


    2185 Citracado Parkway

    Escondido, CA 92029


  • Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido


    555 East Valley Parkway

    Escondido, CA 92025


  • Palomar Medical Center Poway


    15615 Pomerado Road

    Poway, CA 92064