Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health Section
Child Health & Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program
The Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program offers preventive health services that identify and prevent disease and disabilities among low-income children and youth in San Francisco County. “Preventive health” means that we work to keep your children healthy before they get sick.
What we Offer
Well child exams, including school health exams and sports physicals
Links to doctors and dentists who provide preventive health exams & dental screenings
Help getting low cost health insurance
Who is Eligible
Children with Medi-Cal from birth through 20 years
Low to moderate income children from birth through 18 years
Children in Foster Care
Children in Head Start & State Preschool programs
What is the CHDP Gateway?
DHCS Program Description
The CHDP program provides complete health assessments for the early detection and prevention of disease and disabilities for low-income children and youth. A health assessment consists of a health history, physical examination, developmental assessment, nutritional assessment, dental assessment, vision and hearing tests, a tuberculin test, laboratory tests, immunizations, health education/anticipatory guidance, and referral for any needed diagnosis and treatment.
The CHDP program oversees the screening and follow-up components of the federally mandated Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) program for Medi-Cal eligible children and youth.
In July 2003, the CHDP program began the using the "CHDP Gateway,"an automated pre-enrollment process for non Medi-Cal, uninsured children. The CHDP Gateway , serves as the entry point for these children to enroll in ongoing health care coverage through Medi-Cal or the Healthy Families program. The CHDP Gateway is based on federal law found in Titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act that allows states to establish presumptive eligibility programs for children/youth. For more information, go to the California Department of Health Care Services website.
If you have questions, and you are a parent of a child under 21 years of age,
call: 415-575-5712 or 1-800-300-9950