​​​​CHDP Health Assessment Guidelines  

About the CHDP Health Assessment Guidelines

The purpose of the Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program Health Assessment Guidelines (Guidelines) is to set CHDP provider standards for pediatric health assessments for children served by the CHDP Program.  The state of California CHDP program is implementing CHDP periodicity schedules to conform with the American Academy of Pediatrics'  Bright Futures Recommendations for Periodic Preventive Health Care (Non DHCS), which are also used by Medi-Cal managed care health plans.

Target Audience

These Guidelines can be used by CHDP providers, Medi-Cal managed care health plans, and other healthcare professionals.  These Guidelines are consistent with, and enhance, the American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures™ Guidelines.

About the Authors

This set of revisions to the Guidelines was coordinated by the CHDP Health Assessment Guidelines Workgroup, consisting of State of California and local health agency CHDP staff. 


The Health Assessment Guidelines Workgroup would like to thank the Systems of Care Division Executive staff, the CHDP Executive Committee members, and the American Academy of Pediatrics in providing advice, authorship, and/or review of the Guidelines. 
Please refer to CHDP Provider Information Notices 16​-02​ and 17-03.

Contact Us

If you have any questions please contact CHDPprogram@dhcs.ca.gov​
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