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HSA Public Health Department Child Health and Disability Prevention CHDP

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General Agency Information
Name:HSA Public Health Department Child Health and Disability Prevention CHDP
Alternate Name(s):Santa Cruz County Child Health and Disability Prevention Program
Address:1430 Freedom Blvd., Suite 101
Watsonville, CA  95076
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-763-8453
Secondary Phone:831-763-8100
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 8am-12 and 1-5pm
Description:The Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) is a preventive program that delivers periodic health assessments and services to low income children and youth in California. CHDP provides care coordination to assist families with medical appointment scheduling, transportation, and access to diagnostic and treatment services. Health assessments are provided by enrolled private physicians, local health departments, community clinics, managed care plans, and some local school districts.

All California Medi-Cal recipients from birth to age 21 are eligible for health assessments: see website for schedule
Mission:The Santa Cruz County Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) program is dedicated to the health and well being of children. As part of the State Children's Medical Services, CHDP provides for the early detection and prevention of health problems among children from low-to-moderate income families. Program staff works collaboratively with health care providers and child advocate agencies to ensure that eligible children receive quality health care and to empower families to be knowledgeable, responsible health care consumers.
Programs:Through the CHDP Program, children and youth can obtain regular preventive health assessments to identify any health problems. An assessment includes a full review of the child's medical and developmental history with screening of certain medical items, including all childhood immunizations. Those with suspected problems are then referred for necessary diagnosis and treatment. Many problems can be prevented, corrected, or the severity reduced by prompt diagnosis and treatment. The earlier they are found, the more easily they can be treated or corrected.
The program also refers eligible children on to other health insurance plans such as Healthy Families, Medi-Cal and Healthy Kids of Santa Cruz County.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Watsonville
Funding Source:County Government
Federal Government
State Government
Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Health Services Agency of Santa Cruz County
Subject Headings
Government Agencies
Health Care
Health Care Advocacy Groups
Health Care Referrals
Health Insurance
Health Screening/Diagnostic Services
Low Income
Physician Referrals
Wellness Programs
This record last modified August 14, 2014

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