Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program


For more information phone 619-542-4053 or send us an email.

Purpose: The Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) provides medical, nutritional, perinatal education, and psychosocial support to pregnant women. CPSP services are available from the very beginning of pregnancy until 60 days after the baby is born. CPSP is part of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) and is required by the following authorities: Health & Safety Code, Sections 104560-104569 and 123475-123525; California Welfare and Institutions Code, Sections 14132(u) and 14134.5(a-j); and California Code of Regulations Title 22, Sections 51179-51179.0 and 51504.

Goals of the program

  • To decrease the incidence of low birthweight in infants
  • To improve the outcome of every pregnancy
  • To give every baby a healthy start in life
  • To lower health care costs by preventing catastrophic and chronic illness in infants and children


CPSP services in California are paid for by Medi-Cal and free to pregnant women who are eligible for Medi-Cal.  Any pregnant woman living in California can apply for Medi-Cal.

Services include:

  • Prenatal care and individual case coordination
  • Education on eating healthy
  • Prenatal vitamins
  • Childbirth education
  • Help with social or emotional problems
  • Help with breastfeeding and newborn care
  • Referrals to Woman, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program, genetic screening, dental care, family planning and pediatric care

Ask your doctor about CPSP services or call the Perinatal Care Network at 1-800-675-2229 to find out if you’re eligible for Medi-Cal or need help in finding a doctor.

Interested in Becoming a CPSP Provider?

Providers must have a current Medi-Cal legacy number. The CPSP Coordinator can help with the certification process and provide ongoing support, assistance and education. Call 619-542-4053 or send us an email

Resources and Links

  • CPSP is part of the California Department of Public Health Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program.  More information is available at
  • Every Woman California is a website that provides information about health considerations for women and their partners before they become pregnant for the first time or between pregnancies.  More information is available at
  • Preconception/Interconception Health Tool to increase knowledge of healthy lifestyle choices that impact health and pregnancy outcomes. Call 619-542-4050 for samples.

For more information phone 619-542-4053 or send us an email.