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Child Health & Disability Prevention
What We Offer
The Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program provides complete health assessments for the early detection and prevention of disease and disability in children and youth, offered at no cost to families that meet eligibility criteria. Health assessment services include:
- Vision test
- Hearing test
- Dental assessment
- Immunizations (shots)
- Nutritional assessment
- Developmental assessment
- Lab tests for anemia, blood lead poisoning and tuberculosis
- Health education
Additionally, your local CHDP office assists families with making medical appointments, arranging transportation resources, and referrals to other resources. The frequency of the exam schedules are determined by the state CHDP program as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Your local Child Health & Disability Prevention (CHDP) program does not provide direct services.
The program does:
- Encourage families with low and moderate incomes to seek preventive health care for their children
- Help children get well-child exams, including school health exams and sports physicals
- Assist families with children who need healthcare for problems identified during the CHDP exam
- Recruit new providers and conduct site visits to assure that the providers give quality well-child exams
- Look for trends and work with the community to address specific health risks
Your local CHDP office certifies doctors’ offices and clinics as CHDP Providers. Learn how to become CHDP Provider. CHDP provides free well-child exams for low-income children and youth in California.
- Children with full scope Medi-Cal, without a share of cost, from birth through 20 years
- Low- to moderate-income children from birth through 18 years
- Children in Foster Care
- Children in Head Start & State Preschool programs
Preventive health exams can help children stay healthy, find health problems early, and answer many health questions. Through the CHDP program, eligible children and youth receive periodic preventive health exams. Children with suspected problems are then referred for diagnosis and treatment. Many health problems can be prevented or corrected, or the severity reduced, by early detection and prompt diagnosis and treatment.
- Who provides CHDP services?
Private physicians, community health centers, and some local school districts provide CHDP health assessments at no charge to income-eligible families throughout Lake County.
- Is my child eligible for CHDP services?
If your child receives Medi-Cal health benefits, they are eligible for the CHDP program. Children whose families meet the program's income guidelines are also eligible. Call the CHDP program at (707) 263-1090 to learn if your child qualifies.
- What else does CHDP offer?
Referrals: Parents can connect with a Certified Application Assistor who will help determine which insurance program is best for your child or family.
Outreach and Education: The CHDP program can participate in community events such as health fairs and festivals and provide health educational materials to physician offices. The CHDP program has health information on many topics ranging from nutrition to child safety.
For information and referrals contact CHDP at (707) 263-1090
For Health Providers
How to Become a CHDP Provider
To apply to participate as a health assessment provider in the CHDP program, qualified individuals and entities must apply to the local CHDP program in each local jurisdiction in which they wish to render services. For more information and to download the application documents, please visit the California CHDP website.
The CHDP program has numerous health education materials available to Lake County CHDP providers. Topics include Nutrition, Lead Poisoning, Safety, Immunizations, Dental Health, Tobacco, and Teen Health. The health materials are free of charge and can be ordered by using our Health Education Form available by calling the CHDP program.
CHDP conducts Overview Training to help CHDP providers and their staff successfully implement the CHDP program in their office. All staff involved with CHDP clients are welcome to attend. The training provides an overview of the CHDP Program, incorporating the patient assessment, documentation, tobacco assessment/counseling, dental classifications, and billing (PM 160) aspects of the program.
For more information about these provider services, please contact CHDP at (707) 263-1090
Unintentional childhood injuries are the leading cause of death and disability for young people. Falls and motor vehicle collisions (including bicycle and pedestrian) are the leading cause of hospitalized and fatal injuries. The Childhood Injury Prevention Program (CIPP) conducts countywide projects aimed at reducing unintentional injuries among children.