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
- 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