Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP)

CHDP Program 

The purpose of Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program is to provide for the early detection and prevention of disease in children. If a condition is discovered, referral and follow-up assistance is provided. The local administration office offers outreach, education, basic information and referral, provider relations and quality assurance/care coordination for medical providers.

Client Services:

This federal and state-funded program provides well-child exams that include physical exam, dental and nutrition evaluation, hearing and vision screening, testing for anemia, diabetes, TB and lead poisoning, and all immunizations. These exams can also be used for camp, sports and school entry.

The CHDP Program is also a "Gateway" for uninsured families to gain access to Medi-Cal services through a pre-enrollment process.

Client Eligibility:

  • Child must be on Medi-Cal (birth to 21 years old) or from an income-eligible family (200% federal poverty level, birth to 19 years old), OR

  • Child must be in the Federal Head Start or State Preschool Program, OR

  • Child must be in Foster Care

For questions on eligibility, coverage, transportation, and scheduling of medical and dental appointments, please contact:

For more information visit the CHDP website

Please see our List of CHDP Provider Offices that provide CHDP exams, including camp/sports physicals and school entry or pre-school. Some of these offices may not accept your Medi-Cal card for other services. When you call for an appointment, be sure to tell the office you are requesting a CHDP exam, a pre-school exam, or a camp/sports physical for your child.