"The Gold Standard for Pediatric Well-Child Physicals."
The Child Health and Disability Prevention program (CHDP) provides physical exams for babies, children, teens, and young adults. CHDP provider sites offer health assessments to identify problems early, begin needed treatment, and prevent disease and disabilities. Individuals from birth to 21 years who have full-coverage Medi-Cal are eligible, as are those up to 19 years from low- or moderate-income families. The CHDP health assessments are free and your child's provider will:
Do a physical exam
Ask about your child's family health history
Give recommended shots, when needed
Talk about dental health and, when needed, give your child fluoride varnish and fluoride supplements, and help in finding a dentist
Check your child's hearing and vision
Discuss important health topics such as development, behaviors, your and your child's mental health, nutrition, sleep, safety, and protecting skin from the sun
Your child's provider will check for:
Anemia, if at risk
Depression screening in new mothers
Tuberculosis (TB), if at risk
Cholesterol, if at risk
Other health issues or concerns you have
CHDP exams are also available for entry to school, sports, camp, Head Start, state preschool, and foster care. In addition to health assessment services, CHDP provides coordination to assist families with medical appointment scheduling, information about transportation, and access to diagnostic and treatment services.
For more information about CHDP, please call 530-552-3961.