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Child Health and Disability Prevention

What is the CHDP Gateway?

CHDP Gateway is a process that provides eligible applicants for temporary full-scope Medi-Cal Health coverage. It also makes it easier to apply for Medi-Cal and Healthy Families. 

Who is eligible for the CHDP Gateway?

Those children whose family's income is at or below 200% of the poverty level, who are California residents, have no insurance, and are between the ages of 0 through 18 years old may be eligible for temporary full-scope Medi-Cal through CHDP Gateway process.

How does the Gateway benefit children?

Those who are eligible will receive temporary full-scope Medi-Cal for the month of the CHDP exam plus an additional month. During this time period, a child is eligible for the following health services:

  • Dental care
  • Doctor visits
  • Specialty doctor visit and treatment
  • Prescriptions
  • Vision care
  • Hospital services
  • X-ray and laboratory tests.

In order for your child to continue coverage beyond the temporary full-scope Medi-Cal period, the parent must fill out the Medi-Cal/Healthy Families application that he/she will receive in the mail. This must be completed before the ending date of the temporary full-scope Medi-Cal period. If done in a timely manner, health coverage will continue for the child until Medi-Cal/Healthy Families makes a final eligibility determination. 

Contact your child's physican for more information regarding the Gateway Program.

For more detailed information about CHDP call:

Madera County CHDP office at (559) 675-7608

Toll free 1-800-427-6897

What is CHDP?

The Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program is a preventive health program under Children's Medical Services (CMS), serving children and youth. CHDP makes regular well-child checkups available to eligible children – not only those with obvious health problems, but also those who appear well.

The Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program is a Federal and State mandated health care program for infants, children, teen, and young adults. The goals of the program are to:

  • Encourage families to seek preventive health care
  • Identify and prevent health problems
  • Link people with treatment, education, support services and comprehensive healthcare coverage

Provides complete health, dental and eye care at low cost.
Your children may be eligible if they are...

  • Between one year old up to 19
  • California residents
  • U.S. citizens or eligible qualified aliens
  • Not eligible for no-cost Medi-Cal
  • Not covered now by health insurance
  • And your family income is at or below certain levels

Some of the benefits include...

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General County Contact

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