Physician Assistance and Consultation

Physician Assistance and Consultation and UCSD Office of Continuing Medical EducationĀ is an information service developed by the California Department of Developmental Services and the University of California, San Diego, Office of Continuing Medical Education to give physicians throughout California an easy way to obtain the latest information and advice for treating people with developmental disabilities and complex medical conditions. The program allows medical experts to provide consultation by telephone and/or e-mail to community physicians who treat people with mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism or similar conditions.

The program is designed to expand on the specialized care offered through the DDS network of 21 Regional Centers, which currently serves more than 150,000 people with developmental disabilities in the state.

If you are a physician in need of consultation with a specialist please call (800) 835-2259. If you prefer to e-mail, please fill out the form located here.