For Special Needs School Age Children in
Indian River County
What is Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC)?
Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC) centers allow Medicaid eligible children from birth through age 20 with medically complex conditions to receive continual medical care in a non-residential setting. When approved, children can attend a PPEC up to a maximum of 12 hours per day while receiving nursing services, personal care, developmental therapies, and caregiver training.
How is a child referred to our PPEC Center ?
- An admission to a PPEC requires a physician prescription.
Referrals can be made by a child’s family, physician, social worker, or any community service providers such as hospitals, Children Medical Services, Healthy Starts or the Health Department
- Infants and children considered for admission to the PPEC center shall be those with complex medical conditions requiring continual care, including, but not limited to:
Chronic Lung Disorders
Supplemental Oxygen Administration
Congential Heart Defects
Gastrointestinal Disease & Disorders
Congenitial Abnormalities Diseases
Premature Birth Complication
Respiratory Disease &
PPEC Services are covered 100% by Medicaid if eligible.
Afternoon program available for those who qualify for PPEC services.
Private pay is also accepted.
Medicaid Transportation available to those who qualify.