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CHDP Follow-up Treatment Program - Patient Information


Children who receive a health screening examination from the Child Health Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program may be eligible to receive CHDP Follow-up Treatment (CHDPT) Program services if they are:

  1. under 21 years of age and Medi-Cal eligible with a share of cost; or 
  2. under 19 years of age, not covered by health insurance or any publicly-funded program, and whose family income is not more than 200% of the Federal poverty level.

CHDPT follow-up treatment services are available from a network of CHDPT providers. The following is a description of service types and providers:

  1. Inpatient hospital care - provided at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH). In the unusual situation of a CHDP-screened child requiring inpatient care, most conditions would be reimbursable under the California Children's Services (CCS) program.
  2. Outpatient specialty care - outpatient specialty physician and other care is provided mainly at SFGH and the health centers, with the backup availability of specialty physician care through the CHIP Physician program.
  3. Pharmacy and lab services - primarily provided at SFGH and the health centers.
  4. Dental services - provided through health center dental clinics and through the CHIP Physician program list of private dental providers.
  5. Vision and hearing services - physician services in these areas are provided at SFGH. Free eyeglasses are also provided through SFGH.

Families of CHDP-screened children are given a list of providers appropriate to the condition requiring follow-up treatment, first identified in the physical examination. The list shall include both "free" and "low cost" providers for the families to choose from. No payment or deductible is required from of any family of a CHDP-screened child for follow-up treatment services. The family may choose either a "free" provider if they determine that they cannot afford to pay for any portion of their care, or they may choose a "low cost" provider from the referral list.

The parent must remember to get a copy of the child’s PM-160 referral form from the CHDP screening provider, and give it to the CHDPT treatment provider when presenting for treatment. The parent may contact the CHDPT provider to arrange for an appointment. The CHDPT Case Manager may assist the parent by contacting the CHDPT provider to assure that an appointment is made.

Families wanting referral information should contact:

Sandra Gomez, Case Manager
Child Health Disability Prevention Follow-up Treatment Program (CHDPT)
30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 210
San Francisco, CA 9410