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Program Summary

CHDP provides preventive health assessments to eligible infants, children and youth. Serves not only children with obvious health problems, but also children who seem well.

Who is eligible?

  • Children 0 to age 19 (not receiving full-scope Medi-Cal or Healthy Families), with family incomes at or below to 200% FPL*. Applicants are not asked to provide Social Security numbers or immigration status information.

  • Children 0 to age 21 (receiving Medi-Cal).

  • Children in Head Start and State preschool programs.

*View the 2009 Federal Poverty Guidelines.

What are the benefits?

  • Routine physical check-ups.

  • Growth and development check; all needed shots; dental, vision and hearing screenings; nutrition check-up; health education; and tests for anemia, blood lead, urine, TB and others as needed.

  • Necessary follow-up treatments for medical conditions identified in the CHDP screen.

  • Hospitalizations are not covered.

How much does it cost?

All services are provided at no cost.

To apply

  • Contact the CHDP program in your local health department for more information on how and where to apply, using the Local CHDP Directory website.

  • Call the California Department of Health Care Services at 916-445-4171.

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