Child Health & Disability Prevention Program

Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) is a preventive program that offers health assessments and services to children and youth of families with limited income in California.   CHDP provides care coordination to assist families with medical appointment scheduling, transportation, access to enrolled physicians and dental referrals.

Contact CHDP to find out if your child is eligible for a free exam and to locate a doctor near you. 

  1. Child Eligibility
  2. Health Exam Frequency
  3. Health Exams Include

To participate in CHDP you must be a Placer County resident, and you must meet one of the two following requirements:

  • Age 0 to 19 with low to moderate family income and no health insurance coverage for health exams
  • Age 0 to 21 with limited or share-of-cost Medi-Cal

Please contact the CHDP program at 530-886-3620 to check status of Medical providers accepting new patients with Medi-Cal coverage.


Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care

Local CHDP programs also administer a public health nursing program for children in foster care known as the Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care (HCPCFC). Public health nurses in the HCPCFC work with county child welfare services agencies and departments of probation to address the medical, dental, mental and developmental needs of children and youth in foster care.

They provide their professional health care expertise and knowledge of the community to the caseworkers, foster care parents and providers, health care providers and others on the foster care team. If you wish to learn more about foster care, visit the Placer County Foster Care website.