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.
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.
CHDP provides a health exam during each of the following age groups or when required for school entry, sports, and camp:
- 3 to 5 days
- By 1 month
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 12 months
- 15 months
- 18 months
- 24 months
- 30 months
- Every year between the ages of 3 and 21 years
CHDP health exams include:
- Health and development history
- Complete physical exam
- Dental assessment
- Vision screening
- Hearing screening
- Nutritional assessment
- Behavioral assessment
- Lab tests
- Health education and anticipatory guidance
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.