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Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP)

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

Health problems detected early can help prevent future problems with:

  • Growth and development
  • Learning difficulties
  • Time off from work for parents
  • Serious health complications

Who is eligible for CHDP services?

  • Medi-Cal clients from birth through 20 years of age
  • Low to moderate income clients from birth through 18 years of age
  • Children in Foster Care

What services does CHDP provide?

CHDP offers complete preventive health checkups at NO COST to the family. The health check-up includes:

  • A complete medical and developmental history
  • An unclothed examination
  • A dental screening (contact local program for a list of dentists in your area)
  • A nutritional assessment
  • Vision and hearing screening
  • Immunizations
  • Urine, blood, and TB screening tests
  • Certain lab tests as needed
  • Tobacco education
  • Health education and anticipatory guidance

Who provides these exams?

The CHDP health exams are provided by CHDP approved:

  • Private medical doctors, clinics, medical groups and HMO's
  • Comprehensive health centers and some hospital clinics

How does one obtain a CHDP exam?

  • Call your physician or clinic and ask for a CHDP exam appointment
  • See CHDP providers in your area

General County Contact

General County Contact
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
559-675-7703
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Use this number to get general information about the County or County departments.  

For non-emergency information or service, dial 311