Frequently Asked Questions
What is the CHDP Program?
The Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) program is a statewide preventive health program that provides free well child health examinations and immunizations to eligible infants, children and teens.  Eligible children may get temporary Medi-Cal coverage. 
Who is eligible for a CHDP exam?

·         Children (from birth to 19 years old) that reside in California and family income is less than or equal to the current Federal Income Guidelines, or

·         Children with Medi-Cal from birth to 21 years of age

Note:  Proof of residency, income, or legal status is not required for CHDP services (if deemed eligible, child will receive a free well child exam and immunizations and may receive temporary Medi-Cal.  Proof of residency and income is required when applying for continuous Medi-Cal coverage).

What other services does the CHDP program provide?

The CHDP Program can help you find:

  • Dentists that accepts Medi-Cal Dental (by age 1 children should see a dentist); See a dentist at least twice a year unless advised more visits by a dentist
  • Medical specialist that accept Medi-Cal
  • Behavioral health services that accept Medi-Cal

What do I need to bring to a CHDP doctor's visit?

·         If your child does not have health insurance, the CHDP doctor's office may ask you to fill out a one-page CHDP Pre-Enrollment Application that asks for your family monthly income and number of people in your family. Proof of residency, income or legal status is not required for CHDP services.

 ·         If your child has full-scope Medi-Cal, bring your child's Benefits Identification Card (BIC Card) to the CHDP doctor's office. This is the plastic card the state mails to Medi-Cal recipients.

What does a CHDP exam include?
  • A complete head-to-toe physical
  • Immunizations (vaccines)
  • Growth and development check
  • Teeth and gum check
  • Hearing and vision test
  • Nutrition check
  • Test for anemia, lead poison, and other lab tests
  • Health education
How often can my child get a CHDP exam?
Children can have a CHDP exam during all of these age ranges:
  • Under 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months 
  • 30 months
  • 3 years and every year through 18 years
For what other reasons can a child receive a CHDP exam?
  • School entry
  • Sports/camp physical
  • Foster care
  • History of prenatal problems
  • Evidence of significant developmental disability
What if the CHDP doctor finds a medical or dental problem during a CHDP exam?
The cost of needed medical care may be paid by Medi-Cal for eligible children. This may include follow-up appointments with other doctors, medications, etc.

The cost of needed dental care may be paid by Medi-Cal Dental for eligible children.
How do I use my child's temporary full scope Medi-Cal?

If your child receives temporary full scope Medi-Cal from the CHDP doctor's office, you should receive a paper with your child's temporary Medi-Cal number on it. You can use this paper to get medical and dental services. Within a week, you should receive a plastic Benefits Identification Card from the state Medi-Cal office. You can use this temporary card at most Medi-Cal provider offices for services, such as dentistry, laboratory, pharmacy, etc. A doctor or dentist that accepts Medi-Cal should verify your temporary coverage at every visit.

How can I continue full scope Medi-Cal for my child after the temporary coverage is over?

Complete a Medi-Cal application by mail, online or in person. 

·         Print Medi-Cal application

·         Online Medi-Cal application

How can I find a CHDP provider office near me?
To find a CHDP provider near you, call Solano County CHDP office at 707-784-8670 or 1-800-826-3452.

For more information, contact the Solano County CHDP Program

707-784-8670 or 1-800-826-3452