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Child Health and Disability Prevention Program

The Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP) is a health promotion and disease prevention program serving income-eligible children.  Free periodic health assessments are available to low-income children through the CHDP Program.  Assistance getting treatment services and low-cost insurance for infants, children, and youth is also available. 

The purpose of the CHDP Program is to:BeAStar4

  • Offer preventive health services through CHDP providers that identify and prevent disease and disabilities among Medi-Cal and low-income infants, children and youth in Berkeley;
  • Provide links to doctors and dentists who provide preventive health exams and dental screenings for Medi-Cal and low income children;
  • Assistance getting treatment services;
  • Help with getting low cost health insurance

CHDP Medical Providers List 

CHDP Dental Providers List 


Who is the program for: The program is a statewide program available to residents of Berkeley and Alameda County

Cost for Services: FREE for those who are income-eligible (see "Program Eligibility" below)

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish


Program Eligibility

  • Children with Medi-Cal from birth through 20 years
  • Low to moderate income children from birth through 18 years
  • Children in Foster Care
  • Children in Head Start and State Preschool programs

Find Out if You Qualify

Brochure: English  |  Spanish |  Other Languages




Additional Information

CHDP School Entry Form

Health Insurance and Access to Health Care Providers   

Information for Health Care Providers on How to Become a CHDP Provider


CHDP Program
City of Berkeley Public Health Division
1947 Center Street, Second Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704
Map to Public Health Division

510-981-5300 (Phone)  
510-981-5395 (Fax)  
510-981-6903 (TDD)

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