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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
Required CPSP Services

  • Client Orientation: CPSP practitioners provide an initial orientation and continue to orient the client to needed services, procedures, and treatments throughout her pregnancy.

  • Initial Assessments: The initial obstetric, nutrition, health education, and psychosocial assessments are the first steps taken to determine a client’s individual strengths, risks, and needs in relation to her health and well-being during pregnancy. Ideally, all four assessments are completed within four weeks of entering care.

  • Individualized Care Plan (ICP): The ICP identifies and documents the client’s strengths and a prioritized list of risk conditions/problems, sets goals for interventions, and identifies appropriate referrals.

  • Interventions: Appropriate obstetric, nutrition, health education, and psychosocial interventions during pregnancy enable a woman to increase control over and improve her health and the health of her baby. Interventions can include services, classes, counseling, referrals, and instructions as appropriate to the needs and risks identified on the ICP.

  • Reassessments: Reassessments are offered at least once each trimester and postpartum, and serve as an opportunity to identify other risks and check the client’s progress on those issues the woman wants to change.

  • Postpartum Assessment and Care Plan: The postpartum period is the time to assess the client’s health, strengths, and needs in relation to infant care skills as well as any needs of the baby. A client may receive nutrition, health education, and psychosocial support services anytime throughout the 60-day postpartum eligibility period.
  • 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  

    Los Angeles County has recently seen an increase in the number of syphilis cases among women. These increases have also led to a dramatic increase of congenital syphilis.

    Congenital syphilis is a preventable condition that results from untreated syphilis during pregnancy, with potentially severe consequences for the infected infants including stillbirth, neonatal death, and birth defects.

    Healthcare providers play a critical role in addressing the syphilis epidemic by identifying and treating infected patients. Proper screening at the first prenatal visit, early in the third trimester, and at delivery is key. Click here for our syphilis in women action kit.


    Zika Virus Update

    Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that can be passed from a pregnant woman to her unborn child. Please click here for important information.


    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.


    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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