Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program

Provider Type

  • Physicians
  • Participating Physician Groups (PPG)
  • Hospitals
  • Ancillary

The Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) program is a preventive, well-child screening program for low-income children under age 21. It encompasses the requirements of the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program. The purpose of the CHDP program is to prevent childhood disability by screening children during critical times of growth and development and making referrals necessary to improving their health.

CHDP program services must be provided in accordance with the most recent AAP Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care (PDF), the Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule (PDF) based on joint recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the CHDP program guidelines of the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).