Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP)




The Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) was created to provide a wide range of perinatal services to Medi-Cal eligible pregnant women from conception through postpartum. CPSP aims to improve birth outcomes, including reducing the incidence of preterm births and low birth weight infants.

CPSP services provide care that goes beyond routine prenatal care and includes case coordination. Services include:

  • Enhanced prenatal care, including nutrition, psychosocial, and health education
  • Initial assessment, trimester reassessments, and postpartum assessment
  • Individualized Care Plan
  • Interventions and follow-up services (e.g., Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), breastfeeding support, family planning, dental, and more)
  • Linkage to important referrals, as indicated (e.g., genetic screening, high-risk)
  • Lower health costs by preventing catastrophic and chronic illness in infants and children



CPSP Model of Care

Source: California Department of Public Health

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With an active National Provider Identifier (NPI) and as an active Medi-Cal provider in good standing with Medi-Cal and their licensing board, the following agencies/professionals can become a CPSP provider:

  • Physician (i.e., General Practitioner, Family Practitioner, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, or Pediatrician)
  • Group medical practice (at least one member of which is one of the physician types above)
  • Certified Nurse Midwife/Licensed Midwife
  • Preferred Provider Organization
  • Clinic enrolled in the Medi-Cal program (Hospital, Community, or County)
  • Alternative Birth Center



CPSP is part of the California Department of Public Health MCAH.

The Perinatal Care Network (PCN) is a toll-free phone line that links pregnant women to needed prenatal services and resources. For more information, call 1-800-675-2229.

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.

Webpage was last updated on 03/03/2023.