At Clinica Medica Familiar, we have a special interest in the health and well-being of our community’s children. The clinic participates in a NO-COST, FREE Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP) to eligible clients.

The CHDP program oversees the screening and follow-up components of the federally mandated Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment program for Medi-Cal eligible children and youth.

In July 2003, the CHDP program began using the CHDP Gateway,” an automated pre-enrollment process for non Medi-Cal, uninsured children.

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
  • referral for any needed diagnosis and treatment