Children’s Health & Safety


To promote the overall physical health and safety of children.

Over 5,000 CHDP exams are done on an annual basis in Tehama County.

General Info

Both Public Health and the Medical Clinic service units have a variety of programs available to promote the well-being of our county’s youngest residents.  Through our Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP), children have access to comprehensive health assessments include the following: health history, physical examination, developmental screenings, nutritional and dental assessment, vision and hearing tests, a tuberculin test, laboratory tests, immunizations, health education, and referrals for any needed diagnosis and treatment.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden unexplained death of an infant under one year of age.  When a baby dies healthcare providers, law enforcement and communities try to identify the reason. They do this by gathering information, examining the child and running tests. When a SIDS death occurs within the County, Public Health works with law enforcement and the family to provide grief counseling and education

For a more in depth look at the health issues facing moms, babies and adolescents in our County, review our Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division (MCAH) five year action plan located in the Publications section of our website.

Services Offered

Services provided through the CHDP program include linking clients with transportation services and supporting medical, dental, and mental health appointment scheduling. We also provide, program application support, case management, provider outreach, health education and overall quality assurance.

  • Grief Counseling for Families

  • Collaboration with Law Enforcement

  • Education to Promote Safe Sleep Practices

  • Shaken Baby Demonstrations

  • PURPLE Crying Presentations


Medi-Cal recipients from birth to age 21 are eligible for CHDP scheduled periodic health assessments and services based on the federally mandated Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Program. Eligibility may apply for non Medi-Cal children ages birth to age 19 years whose family income is equal to or less than 200 percent of the federal income guidelines.



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