Child Health and Disability Prevention Program - No-Cost Well-Child Exams


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

Purpose: The CHDP program prevents and identifies health problems through periodic well-child health exams that help eligible children grow up healthy and by linking them to ongoing healthcare coverage.


No-cost CHDP well-child exams are available at certain ages to prevent and find and treat health problems early in a child's development. 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


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
  • Between the ages of 3 and 5 years and attend a Head Start or state preschool
  • In foster care

Additional Resources and Links

  • To find a doctor who can provide a CHDP no-cost well-child exam or to learn more about CHDP, 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 brochure in English, Spanish, and for Teens
  • CHDP Gateway links children who qualify to Medi-Cal

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