Healthcare Professionals

As a published research replication site of the late Dr. O. Ivar Lovaas, and a provider of behavioral services for over 25 years, CVAP is an approved provider of medically necessary behavioral services to most major health insurance companies.

Healthcare insurance plan administrators, physicians, psychologists and other healthcare professionals are encouraged to contact us for any questions they may have regarding our proven practices, quality services, certified qualifications and patient referrals.


Physician’s Checklist


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Treatment

How to provide your patient covered by private health insurance with Applied Behavior Analysis therapy


Refer patient to Best Practices diagnostician (CVAP can provide list) for diagnosis at any age. Early diagnosis is proven to significantly improve outcome.


Once patient is diagnosed with ASD at any age, physician writes prescription for Applied Behavior Analysis therapy or completes referral form. Contact CVAP for forms.


Parent or guardian contacts CVAP at number below. Parent delivers health insurance card or private pay arrangement and physician prescription or referral to CVAP.


CVAP sources benefits for patient through health insurance company.


Health insurance company orders assessment by a qualified CVAP Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Health insurance company orders assessment by a qualified CVAP Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).



Download our Health Care Professionals referral form


According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, pediatricians should screen babies and young children for developmental delays at every checkup. Many of these delays- including the language and social delays associated with autism – can be identified at 18 months, if not earlier.

Please contact CVAPs Intake Department for information regarding health insurance coverage specifics for your patient of any age. or 209.521.4791 x 406

Learn more about  “What services does CVAP provide?”

The 2012 passage of SB946 in California mandated health insurance reimbursement for medically necessary Applied Behavior Analysis services provided for individuals with autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) for all ages.


Learn more about the science of Applied Behavior Analysis

Read CVAP’s published research in Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

What is SB946? (English and Spanish)


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