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Child Health and
Disability Prevention (CHDP)

  • The Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) program is a health promotion and disease prevention program designed to meet federal Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) requirements. Using state and federal funds, the CHDP program reimburses enrolled health care providers for delivering health assessments and preventive health services to eligible children. 

  • The CHDP program aims to prevent and identify health problems through regular, no-cost health assessments and ensure that children have access to ongoing health care. These health assessments are free of charge for eligible children.

Contact information

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00p.m.

Phone: (559)852-4531

Fax: (559)584-5672


  • CHDP Gateway serves as the entry point for children to enroll in ongoing continuous health care coverage through Medi-Cal. It is a free and comprehensive exam for eligible children; your office will be reimbursed for services.  Applications should be made available to interested patients/families.

  • For more information on Gateway visit:

  • Pre-enrollment applications can be downloaded at:


CHDP Documents & Links


Kings Quarterly Newsletters

Fall 2019

Winter 2020

Summer 2021

CHDP Trainings for Physicians and Clinics in Kings County

For more information regarding CHDP Audio, Vision, and Fluoride Varnish Trainings, please contact the CHDP Nurse at: 559-852-4527.


Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention 

Lead testing is available at the Health Department if referred by a provider to screen children for elevated blood lead levels. Elevated blood levels have been associated with growth and development problems in children under six years of age.

Medi-Cal eligibility required.

For information, please contact the Health Department at 559- 584-1401.

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