Provider Support

For more information on the  Western Panhandle Early Steps provider enrollment process, please contact:


Kelly Todd

Development and Credentialing Coordinator

Phone: 850-407-1481


The Western Panhandle Early Steps Program is currently recruiting new providers to join our network. 

For more information on credentialing and contracting requirements, please contact Kelly Todd at 

The Western Panhandle Early Steps program requires a comprehensive interview, screening, onboarding, and training process. Not all interested individuals may move onto becoming a contracted provider.


The Western Panhandle Early Steps Program contracts with natural environment Infant & Toddler Developmental Specialists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Physical Therapists, as well as a number of other Early Intervention providers. All contracted providers are considered to be 1099 contractors of Early Steps at Sacred Heart Hospital.


All Western Panhandle Early Steps providers are required by the Early Steps State Office to enroll with Florida Medicaid, all Region One Managed Medicaid Plans, and Private Insurance Plans as appropriate.