The Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP) is a preventive program that delivers periodic health assessments and service to low income children and youth in California. CHDP provides care coordination to assist families with medical appointment scheduling, transportation, and access to diagnostic and treatment services. Health assessments are provided by enrolled private physicians, local health departments, community clinics, managed care plans, and some local school districts.
Medi-Cal Eligible Children & Youth
All Medi-Cal recipients from birth to age 21 are eligible for CHDP scheduled periodic health assessments and services based on the mandated Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Program.
Non-Medi-Cal Eligible Children & Youth
CHDP provides periodic preventive health services to youth and children that are not Medi-Cal eligible from birth to age 19, whose family income is equal to or less than 250% of the federal income guidelines. All children and youth are eligible for health assessments based on the same schedule or periodicity used for Medi-Cal children and youth.