Child Health and Disability Prevention Program

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For more information, call 619-692-8808 or send us an email.

Purpose: The Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program helps to prevent and identify health problems by providing periodic well-child exams to children who qualify and by linking them to ongoing health care coverage so they will grow up healthy. 

About the CHDP Program

The Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program prevents and identifies health problems through periodic, no-cost well-child exams to help children who qualify grow up healthy. CHDP Gateway links eligible children to ongoing healthcare coverage.

Services

CHDP well-child exams are available at certain ages. A CHDP well-child exam consists of:  

  • Review of health history
  • Complete physical exam
  • Dental assessment
  • Nutritional evaluation
  • Developmental assessment
  • Height, weight and blood pressure measurements
  • Vision and hearing tests
  • Tests for anemia, blood lead poisoning and tuberculosis
  • Immunizations
  • Health Education

Eligibility

To receive CHDP services, children and youth must live in California and meet one of the following requirements:

  • Up to 21 years of age and on Medi-Cal
  • Up to 19 years of age and from a low-income family
  • In foster care

Additional Resources and Links

  • CHDP Brochure that explains services, eligibility, and well-child exams in English and in Spanish
  • To find a doctor who can provide a no-cost CHDP well-child exam or to learn more about the CHDP program, call 1-800-675-2229
  • If you have a question about an exam or a letter you received from the CHDP program, call 619-692-8808
  • CHDP Gateway links children who qualify to Medi-Cal
  • For more information on the California state health information, including the CHDP program, visit the California Department of Health Care Services at: http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/Pages/default.aspx.

For more information phone 619-692-8808 or send us an email.