What is the Medical Therapy Program?

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The CCS Medical Therapy Program (MTP) is a statewide program that provides occupational and physical therapy to children with certain medical conditions. We will work with you and your child to create individual goals and a therapy plan to work towards those goals.

What services do we provide?

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Durable Medical Equipment (DME) consultation
  • Home and school consultation

How Do I Get Medical Therapy Services?

Where do we provide services?

There are five Medical Therapy Units located in schools in different parts of Alameda County.

Who manages the Alameda County Medical Therapy Program?

Janice Darche, Physical Therapist, Acting Chief Therapist
Janice Darche has been a Pediatric Physical Therapist since 1981 after graduating from the University of Connecticut. She has worked with the California Children’s Services program since 1986 and joined the Alameda County CCS program in 1993. As Acting Chief Therapist, Janice is committed to continuous evaluation of our program practices to ensure that we are providing high quality physical and occupational therapy services to the children, youth and young adults in Alameda County. When she is not working, she enjoys traveling and hanging out with her husband, Rick, family and friends.

June McIntyre, Assistant Chief Therapist
June is passionate about staff and program development to deliver family-centered care. She was drawn to pediatrics early in her career due to the profound impact could have on children’s life and their families. June believes that a strong partnership with clients and their caregivers is a critical first step to developing meaningful treatment plans that lead to lasting, positive outcomes. She first joined CCS as a staff occupational therapist at Cesar Chavez MTU, where she served as senior and supervising therapist before becoming Assistant Chief. June earned her doctoral degree in occupational therapy at the University of Southern California and has an advanced certificate in feeding and swallowing.

How can you contact us?

Alameda County CCS
1000 Broadway, Ste 500
Oakland, CA 94607-4033
Tel: (510) 208-5970
Fax: (510) 267-3254

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