You have several ways to get connected to services:

You can look through the services listed below and call the agencies directly.

You can contact us via e-mail or by phone at 1-877-271-7611, and a representative will help you find the services that will best serve you and your family.

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Home-Based Parenting Programs

Children First, Oklahoma’s Nurse-Family Partnership

Provides no cost personal nurse visits to women during their pregnancy and for two years after delivery. The public health nurse provides brief health screenings for mothers and babies; answers questions about pregnancy, parenting and child developement and connects the family to resources including health, education, employment, housing and legal assistance. Our services are individually tailored to meet the unique needs of our participants. 

Address: Pittsburg County Health Department, 1400 East College Ave. McAlester, OK 74501

Contact: Lynn Tackett

Telephone: (918) 423-1267


Enrollment Criteria: To qualify for the program, women must be first time mothers, eligible for Medicaid or WIC services and must enroll in Children First before their 29th week of pregnancy.

Other services for young children in your community

Child Guidance Program

Child Guidance staff provides fee-based services that fall into four general categories: Services to Individuals Children and Families, Educational Services to the General Population, Services to professionals, and Community Development.

The Child Guidance program has three professional components designed to interface to provide a continuum of services to build healthy family relationships and enhance child development. These include: Behavioral Health Services, Childhood Development and Parent Education Services, and Speech Language Service.

Address: 1400 East College Ave McAlester, OK 74501

Contact Name: Ask for Child Guidance

Telephone: (918) 423-1267

Website: Child Guidance Program (

Enrollment Criteria: Child Guidance services are available to families of children birth up to age 13. Services are provided on a sliding scale based on income and number of people in the family. Child Guidance services are covered under SoonerCare.

SoonerStart Early Intervention

Services include evaluation services, case management, family training, counseling, and home visits, certain health services, nursing & nutrition services, occupational, physical, and speech-language therapy, and special instruction. Can be provided in home or at daycare.

Address: Pittsburg County Health Department - SoonerStart 1400 East College Avenue McAlester, OK 74501

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (918) 423-1267

State Lead: Mark Sharp, Executive Director, Special Education Services

Website: SoonerStart

Qualification Criteria: Developmentally delayed infants and toddlers birth – 36 months.


WIC PLUS+ is a program for families that combines WIC visits with the support of Child Development Specialist and the Parent Line. You will have the chance to ask questions about your child's development, learn about their skills and abilities, understand social emotional development and learn how to promote healthy behaviors that strengthen family relationships.

Address: 1400 East College Ave McAlester, OK 74501

Contact Name: Child Development Specialist, Child Guidance

Telephone: 918-423-1267

Fax: 918-423-2948

Enrollment Criteria: Must be enrolled in WIC