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Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health Programs

600 S. Commonwealth Ave.,
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 639-6400
Fax: (213) 639-1034
COVID-19 (Coronavirus)-Questions and Answers


LA County CPSP’s Continuity Plan

What is LA County CPSP doing to support its CPSP providers and continue operations?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, LA County CPSP has taken steps to support the health and well-being of our CPSP providers and their patients during this critical time.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on-site provider visits and in-person trainings have been replaced with telephonic, email and other forms of support. However, LA County CPSP staff remain available to assist providers. Please call (213) 639-6419 or email to contact your CPSP nurse and/or CPSP health education consultant, nutrition consultant or clinical social work consultant.


Will Medi-Cal allow CPSP providers to conduct telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Yes, to limit your CPSP patients’ risk of COVID-19 infection, Medi-Cal has authorized use of telehealth to deliver care when medically appropriate and capable through telehealth audio or video technology.

Normally, all CPSP services must be face-to-face. However, to limit your patients’ risk, CPSP services can be delivered via telehealth when appropriate.

How does a CPSP provider bill for telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency?

Medi-Cal (Non-FQHC/RHCs) clinics should bill for CPSP appropriate telehealth services the same as they would bill for CPSP face-to-face services (Z-codes) AND use a Place of Service (POS) Code 02 AND Modifier 95.

FQHCs/RHCs/Tribal 638 clinics, bill using the applicable revenue code and HCPCS code, as per standard billing procedure, as well as the corresponding CPT code on the “informational line” as described below.

  • FQHCs/RHCs bill for medical visits and mental health visits using Revenue Code 0521 AND T1015 for Medi-Cal FFS OR T1015SE for managed care. CPT code 99201-99205 (new patient) or CPT code 99211-99215 (established patient)

  • Tribal 638 Clinics bill for medical visits using Revenue Code 0520 AND T1015 for Medi-Cal FFS. Managed care visits should be billed consistent with existing DHCS policy. CPT codes as above.

  • Tribal 638 Clinics bill for mental health visits using Revenue Code 0561 and the appropriate modifier corresponding to the practitioner providing the services. CPT codes as above.

The reason for providing telehealth (Reason Code) should be documented as COVID-19.

CPSP providers should obtain and document verbal consent from the patient for telehealth service.

Is there any difference in the quality of care and oversight for CPSP telehealth versus face-to-face services?

No. CPSP providers should maintain the same quality of care and oversight for CPSP services provided via telehealth. CPSP staff should follow-up and refer for any problems found during telehealth visits as they would for face-to-face visits.

Updated Medi-Cal telehealth guidance can be found at:

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Resources for CPSP Providers

Where can providers obtain the latest information and guidance on COVID-19?

It is very important to always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about COVID-19:


Important Nutrition, Mental Health and Health Educations Resources for CPSP Patients/Families

Use the resources below to help support CPSP patients & their families affected by COVID-19 with essential services and information available during this time.

Nutrition Resources
Call: (888) 942-2229

WIC services and  breastfeeding support during COVID-19
Breastfeeding helpline and breast pump distribution
(All LA County Agencies)

One Degree
Coronavirus Resource Guide

CA Dept of Public Health-Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Division COVID-19 Women & Families

Mental Health Resources

LA County Department of Mental Health (DMH)
Call: 1-800-854-7771
Service locator:

Postpartum Support International
Call: 1-800-944-4773

LA County 211
Dial: 2-1-1

Maternal Mental Health Now

Printable Patient Education Materials

March Of Dimes

Steps to Protect Yourself From COVID-19 (English) (Spanish)
Things You Should Know if You're Pregnant (English) (Spanish)
March of Dimes COVID-19 Birth Plan (English) (Spanish)

Mother to Baby

COVID-19 Fact Sheet (English) (Spanish)

Mother's Milk Bank
Collecting and Storing Breastmilk During COVID-19 (English)

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Guidance for Pregnancy and Postpartum Care (English) (Spanish)

Back to main CPSP page

For more information, please call the Los Angeles County CPSP Program office at (213) 639-6419 or email

What's New in CPSP

CPSP Provider Trainings

LA County is now offering trainings! Click here for more info.

Syphilis in Women and Congenital Syphilis  

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Pertussis is on the rise. We strongly recommend that CPSP providers offer/refer pregnant patients for Tdap during 3rd trimester to protect newborns from pertussis. Visit CPSP website or to learn more about what your office can do to prevent pertussis.

Flu Vaccine

LA County WIC Agencies

Use our CPSP WIC directory page to locate the nearest WIC site for your clients.

Be Prepared For Your Quality Assurance Visit! 

Use this quality assurance checklist to make sure everything is ready to go before your next QA visit.   

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