Desert Regional Center (DRC) Las Vegas - Jones Main Office

Desert Regional Center (DRC)

General Information
Description of ServiceDesert Regional Center (DRC) is a state-operated regional center for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and related conditions and their families. DRC supports individuals with developmental disabilities by facilitating independence through choice.

DRC assists individuals with disabilities by helping them to discover what each person wants for their life, planning and arranging support services to help the person achieve what they want, and regularly monitoring to see if the services satisfy the person.

Services Offered:
  • Federal – Home and Community Based Waiver: Nevada’s Waiver for Persons with Mental Retardation and Related Conditions offers home and community-based services to assist eligible recipients who, without services, would require institutional care provided in an Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Mental Retardation (ICF/MR). Nevada's Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services (MHDS) administers this waiver program in conjunction with the Division of Health Care Financing and Policy (DHCFP).
  • Counseling: DRC offers both individual and family counseling.
  • Employment and Vocational Services: Designed to help identify the area of employment that best meets the needs of the individual. Options can range from a supervised and assisted work place to employment in a community job with support staff assigned as needed.
  • Family Support: Provides assistance to families to help them remain intact. It includes financial assistance for respite care, in-home training, counseling, behavioral consultation and cash assistance to those who qualify.
  • Residential Support: Offers a variety of available options to help people make choices on where they want to live. Choices can include living at home with their family, living by themselves or living with roommates. Supports will vary depending on what an individual requests, needs, and can afford.
  • Service Coordination: Helps to develop a plan based on the individual’s interests and personal goals. Assists the individual in getting eligible services through public and private agencies.
Serves Clark, Lincoln and Nye Counties.
LocationClark County
Intake ProcedureContact the Intake Coordinator by phone at 702-486-7850. The Intake Coordinator will schedule an office appointment. At the appointment the Intake Coordinator will assist in completing an application for supports, answer any questions, refer to other agencies, and assist with applications for Social Security and Medicaid, if necessary.
Intake RequirementsThe Intake Coordinator will request that medical and cognitive information be provided at the intake appointment. The Intake Coordinator can assist in obtaining this information from medical and other appropriate sources. If no information is available, an assessment can be arranged to determine qualification.
Client Information
Target PopulationDisabled - Developmentally
EligibilityIndividuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and related conditions.
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesPeople with Medicaid are not charged for services. Sliding fee scale for all others.
Fee AmountsCosts and fees vary, call for details.
Insurance AcceptedMedicaid
Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri. 8 am - 5 pm
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Contact Information
Contact's Phone 702-486-6200
Physical Site Address 1 1391 S. Jones Blvd
Physical Site City, State, Zip Las Vegas, NV 89146-1200
Main Phone 702-486-6200
TDD Phone 702-486-8034
Other Phone 702-486-7850 (Intake Office)
Fax 702-486-6334
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: State of Nevada Division of Mental Health & Developmental Services (MHDS)
Affiliated Program: Desert Regional Center (DRC)
This Service: Desert Regional Center (DRC) Las Vegas - Jones Main Office