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
- health education/anticipatory guidance
- referral for any needed diagnosis and treatment