The Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program is a health promotion and disease prevention program serving infants, children and teens. We refer families to health care providers if they do not have established medical homes and to Medi-Cal or Healthy Families if they do not have insurance.
The program promotes health and wellness by:
- Referral to obtain appropriate health insurance
- Referral to Healthcare Providers
- Follow up of children with problems identified and assistance with obtaining care from other specialists or agencies
- Provide resources and quality assurance for CHDP Providers
- Provides follow up of children in foster care to ensure their health care needs are identified and treated
The CHDP program, under the direction of the Children's Medical Services Branch, works with community programs and agencies to identify the major obstacles children in foster care face in gaining access to coordinated, multidimensional services.
We work with health care providers to promote quality well child care and provide follow up of children diagnosed with problems during their CHDP exam. The exams are comprehensive providing a complete history and physical that can identify hearing, vision, physical, dental, developmental, and mental health problems.
CHDP serves all children age 0-21 with Medi-Cal and 0-18 who are income eligible.