Children and Youth
In addition to Medi-Cal administered by DPSS, there are other health care programs that children and youths, ages 0-19 years of age, may be eligible for. Select a program from the Children and Youth dropdown menu on the left for more information.
Ability-to-Pay Program (ATP)
The Ability-to-Pay (ATP) program is administered by the Department of Health Services (DHS). ATP offers full medical coverage for Los Angeles County residents who do not qualify for Medi-Cal, Medicare, or Covered California plan. For more information, please visit the ATP website.
Child Health & Disability Prevention Program (CHDP)
The Child Health & Disability Prevention program (CHDP) is administered by the Department of Public Health services (DPH). CHDP Program provides FREE health check-ups to help children and teens stay healthy, and find health problems before they become painful and expensive. For more information, visit the CHDP website.
View the CHDP brochure for more information. The brochure is available in these languages.
Kaiser Permanente Child Health Program
Kaiser Permanente’s Child Health Program (CHP) offers health coverage to children under 19 who don’t have access to health coverage. CHP members will be enrolled into the Kaiser Permanente Platinum - 90 HMO plan and will receive financial help in the following 2 ways:
- Help paying your monthly health plan premium. Depending on your family size and income, your monthly payment will be $0, $10, or $20 per child, for up to 3 children. Additional children are covered at no extra charge.
- Coverage of your out-of-pocket costs for most covered services at Kaiser Permanente facilities. If you get services for your children from a non– Kaiser Permanente provider, you’ll have to pay the out-of-pocket costs on your own.
Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health
The Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Programs is a division of the Department of Public Health in Los Angeles County. It is responsible for the planning, implementing and evaluating of services that address the health priorities and primary needs of infants, mothers, fathers, children and adolescents, and their families in Los Angeles County through ongoing assessment, policy development and quality assurance.
Visit their website for the list of programs and services, or call them at (213) 639-6400.
Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC)
Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC) provides vouchers for healthy foods such as milk, juice, eggs, cheese, and cereal, and support for breast-feeding mothers. The program also provides help with locating other health care and community services. The program provides vouchers for children under 5 years (who have a nutritional risk such as anemia, dietary or weight problems), and women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or new mothers.
To qualify for the program, the family's monthly income must be below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). If receiving Medi-Cal, the income must be below 200% of the FPL.
For additional information on the WIC Program, visit their web site at www.cdph.ca.gov.
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