Child Health and Disability Prevention Program
Many health problems can be prevented, corrected, or the severity reduced, by early detection and prompt diagnosis and treatment.
CHDP provides health check-ups and immunizations, at no cost, to eligible children.
Taking Advantage of CHDP Services
To participate in CHDP you must must be a Placer County resident, and you must meet one of the two following requirements:
- Age 0-19 with low to moderate income, not covered by other health insurance.
- Age 0-21 and a Medi-Cal recipient (share of cost does not have to be met).
CHDP offers one health check-up per age range listed:
- 3-5 days
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 12 months
- 15 months
- 18 months
- 24 months
- 30 months
- Every year between the ages of 3 and 21 years
CHDP health check-ups include:
- Physical exam
- Vision test
- Hearing test
- Lab tests
- Immunizations (shots)
- Teeth and gum check
- Growth and development check
- Health Information
For a detailed look at what is included at each check-up, please download our Schedule for Health Assessment Requirements.
Contact CHDP at 530-886-3620 if you have questions about eligibility or need help finding a doctor near you.
In addition, there are a number of low cost Health Insurance Resources available to families in Placer County.
Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care
Local CHDP programs also administer a public health nursing program for children in foster care known as the Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care (HCPCFC). Public health nurses in the HCPCFC work with county child welfare services agencies and departments of probation to address the medical, dental, mental and developmental needs of children and youth in foster care. They provide their professional health care expertise and knowledge of the community to the caseworkers, foster care parents and providers, health care providers and others on the foster care team.
If you wish to learn more about about foster care, visit the Placer County Foster Care website.