Child Health & Disability Prevention Program

Many health problems can be prevented, corrected, or the severity reduced, by early detection and prompt diagnosis and treatment. Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) provides health check-ups and immunizations, at no cost, to eligible children.


  1. Child Eligibility
  2. Check-Up Frequency
  3. Check-Ups 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 income, not covered by other health insurance.
  • Age 0 to 21 and a Medi-Cal recipient (share of cost does not have to be met).

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.