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Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP)

ccs chdpMany children and youth in California have unmet health needs. Through the CHDP program, eligible children and youth receive periodic preventive health assessments. Children and youth with suspected problems are then referred for diagnosis and treatment. Many health problems can be prevented or corrected, or the severity reduced, by early detection and prompt diagnosis and treatment.

     ▪  CHDP is a screening program that also
         provides vaccinations and preventive healthcare
         guidance for children.
     ▪  CHDP is not a treatment program.
     ▪  CHDP, through the CHDP Gateway Program, provides an opportunity
         to access health insurance coverage for treatment of conditions
         discovered on the health care exam and for ongoing routine care to
         persons of low income.

A free health exam may include:
History and Physical
Nutrition Screening
Snellen Eye Exam
Hearing Screening
Urine and Blood Screening
TB Screening
Lead Testing

Tobacco Screening
Developmental Screening
Growth Screening
Child Safety Guidance
Parenting Guidance
Referral for Dental Care
Referral for Follow-up Care

CHDP Gateway
If you do not already have Medi-Cal or Healthy Families (MC/HF), when you get a CHDP examination, an application will be sent to you. You need to fill out and return in the envelope provided.

The Medi-Cal number you receive at the doctor’s office is only good for a short period of time. Look at the expiration date!!! Your application for MC/HF must be returned prior to the expiration date.

CHDP Providers
Medi-Cal and Healthy Families Providers (known providers who take these insurances)

San Benito Health Foundation
351 Felice Drive
Hollister, CA
Hazel Hawkins Health Clinic
930 Sunset Drive, Bldg 3
Hollister, CA
Hazel Hawkins Community Clinic @ San Juan Bautista
301 The Alameda, Space B-3
San Juan Bautista, CA

Healthy Families Application (for assistance in filling out an application call 831-637-5367).

Medi-Cal Application (contact Human Services at 831-636-4180).

California Treatment Program provides follow up treatment for up to 60 days after a CHDP examination for children who do not qualify for Medi-Cal or Healthy Families.

Resource Websites
California Department of Health Services – CHDP Website
California Department of Health Services - Medi-Cal Website


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