Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Programs
600 S. Commonwealth Ave., 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 639-6400
FAX: (213) 639-1034
Resources for CPSP Providers
General CPSP Resources:
California Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health Programs
or (916) 650-0300
State CPSP Program
CPSP Provider Handbook
Steps to Take Guidelines
Steps to Take Reproducible Handout
CPSP Manual(s) Order Form
The California Medi-Cal website provides updated information
affecting providers and patients. To access online or
in-person training about billing, visit the
Outreach & Education page. For questions about billing,
Telephone Service Center (TSC) at 1-800-541-5555.
Presumptive Eligibility (PE): A Medi-Cal program
designed to provide immediate, temporary coverage for
prenatal care to low-income pregnant women pending a formal
Medi-Cal application. For more information, contact Cynthia
Cannon, Analyst at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling
(800) 824-0088 or (916) 552-9499.
Report Medi-Cal fraud: You can report Medi-Cal fraud
anonymously by completing an online form or by calling
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Alcohol Use During Pregnancy: The Centers for Disease
Control & Prevention (CDC) provides information about the
risks of alcohol use before and during pregnancy.
Information is also available in
California Prenatal Screening Program: provides pregnant
women with a risk assessment for birth defects through one
or two blood tests. Their website contains patient
information in multiple languages.
FREE pregnancy education materials
CTIS Pregnancy Health
Information Line: Provides free information about
potentially harmful exposures during pregnancy and
breastfeeding. Trained specialists provide counseling about
medications (OTC and prescription), alcohol/recreational
drugs, immunizations, diseases, chemicals, and more.
Providers and patients can
bilingual fact sheets or call a specialist at (800)
Dental Benefits for Pregnant Women in Medi-Cal: MCH
Access provides information for
patients about the importance of oral health during
pregnancy and early childhood.
Strep: Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a type of bacteria
that can cause life-threatening infections in newborns, but
it can be prevented.
HIV/AIDS: Transmission of HIV from mother to child can
happen during pregnancy, labor and delivery, or
breastfeeding. Information about HIV testing and prevention
is available for providers and
Perinatal HIV: If a client is HIV positive, do you know where to report and
refer? Visit the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Division of HIV and STD Programs to report cases of HIV and
other STDs. Pregnant women with HIV must be referred to a
Perinatal HIV Specialty Center to receive specialized care
throughout their pregnancy.
Immunizations and Vaccines: The CDC has guidelines and
fact sheets for the vaccines you need before, during,
and after pregnancy. The CA Dept. of Public Health website
Immunization Pregnancy Resources in English and Spanish.
Influenza: Flu shots will protect pregnant women, their
unborn babies and even protect the baby after birth.
Information about the influenza vaccine during pregnancy is
available for providers and patients.
March of Dimes: Find bilingual information and resources
for patients, including the
Comenzando Bien/Becoming a Mom
Prenatal Curriculum. This service is offered to the general
public, including pregnant and breastfeeding women, women
planning their pregnancy, fathers, physicians, and other
health care providers. The information and counseling is
provided in a non-directive, and non-judgmental manner.
Tobacco and Substance Abuse: The American College of
Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed
provider toolkits for addressing tobacco, alcohol, and
substance abuse during pregnancy and beyond.
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Force of Greater Los Angeles: Dedicated to improving the
health and well being of infants and families through
education, outreach, and advocacy to promote and support
breastfeeding. Education resources available for
Women, Infants & Children (WIC): Promotes, supports and
protects exclusive breastfeeding. WIC clinics are
breastfeeding friendly and staffed with trained
Women's Health Breastfeeding Information and Resources:
Information and education for patients, also available in
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Choose Health LAMoms: Free 3-month text message program
to help new moms get back to a healthy weight; provides
information on breastfeeding, walking and
March of Dimes: Order pregnancy related education
materials, including nutrition; discuss information on
exercise, caffeine, cravings, and food to avoid or limit
Folic Acid: Folic acid is a naturally occurring B
vitamin that helps prevent serious birth defects. The CA
Dept. of Public Health has resources and handouts for
patients in English and Spanish.
Steps to Take BMI Intervention Chart is a quick guide
for counseling women about healthy weight gain during
My Plate: Contains up to date nutrition information and
resources for all healthy individuals. There are specific
pregnant and breastfeeding mothers including daily meal
patterns, weight gain recommendations, and tip sheets.
Available in English and
WIC: Provides many useful nutrition resources
specifically for pregnant and post partum women and infants
and children. Available in English and
Council of California: Serves as the dairy industry’s
contribution to community health, providing nutrition
education programs and resources to improve eating habits.
California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program, Sweet Success
(CDAPP): Contains resources and information about
store selling hands-on nutrition teaching aids and supplies.
Noodle Soup: Online
store selling low-literacy, affordable materials to promote
breastfeeding, perinatal education, postpartum care,
immunization, nutrition and early childhood development.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: provides health and nutrition
professionals with the most recent evidence-based nutrition
Association: A membership association of Registered
Dietitians (RDs), Dietetic Technicians Registered (DTRs),
and nutrition students dedicated to healthy lifestyles
through food decisions and the delivery of effective food
and nutrition services by qualified dietetic professionals
and association members.
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Hotline (Los Angeles County): 1-800-540-4000
National Child Abuse Registry (Outside of California):
Child Abuse Reporting and Consultation
Child Abuse Treatment & Prevention Resources
EMQ Families First: Comprehensive network of coordinated
services designed to aid children, adolescents, and families
at all levels of need.
Child Help: To meet
the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of
abused and neglected children.
El Nido Family
Centers: Provides youth counseling, teen parent
education, child abuse & pregnancy prevention in Los Angeles
Institute International: Serves at-risk children, youth
and families throughout Los Angeles County on several
Perinatal and Postpartum Depression Resources
LA County Department of Mental Health
o ACCESS Center 24/7 Helpline & Psychiatric Mobile Response Team: 1-800-854-7771
DMH Clinic Locator
Maternal Wellness Clinic at Los Angeles County + USC Medical
Center: A clinic dedicated to perinatal depression care for
women. Call for appointment: 323-409-5751
Maternal Depression Fact Sheet
Centers: Provides psychiatric and chemical dependency
treatment services, including evaluations, medications and
o Westside Urgent Care Center
3828 Delmas Terrace
City, CA 90232
o East Los Angeles Urgent Care Center
1920 Marengo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
MacArthur Initiative on Depression: Education for
primary care providers on how to recognize and manage
depression in patients at clinic sites. Depression tool kit
includes instructions for use of the PHQ-9 depression
MedEd PPD: Postpartum
depression education and resources in English and Spanish.
Providers can receive CMEs for completing online training
courses about postpartum depression.
Medline Plus Health Information: Postpartum depression
information in English and Spanish.
International (PSI) Support for women in any stage of
o PSI Warmline offers support, education and local resources in English and Spanish: 1-800- 944-4773.
o Postpartum Dads:
Helps dads and families by providing firsthand information
and guidance through the experience of postpartum
County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force: Information
on perinatal mood disorders, educational materials and
Suicide Prevention Center: 24/7 Crisis Helpline:
1-877-727-4747 (Toll free in LA and Orange Counties)
Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 Crisis Helpline:
Intimate Partner Violence/Domestic Violence Resources
For immediate assistance call 911 or local police.
o Los Angeles Police Department: 1-877-275-5273 (ASK LAPD)
o Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. (For those not in LAPD
Violence Hotline: 24/7 Crisis Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
(Anywhere in U.S.)
Domestic Violence Hotline: 24/7 Crisis Hotline:
1-800-978-3600 (LA County)
Domestic Violence Shelters can assist with emergency
shelter, outpatient counseling, and applications for VAWA
and U Visas.
o 211 LA County Info Line
o 1736 Family Crisis Shelter: 310-379-3620
o Su Casa ~ Ending Domestic Violence: 562-402-4888
o Los Angeles LGBT
o The Center for the Pacific Asian Family: 800-339-3940 (24/7 Hotline)
o East LA Women’s Center: 323-526-5819
o YWCA Wings: 626-967-0658 (24/7 Hotline)
Legal Assistance for Victims of Domestic Violence
o Legal Aid Foundation: Free legal services throughout LA County: 1-800-339-4529
o Neighborhood Legal Services: Free legal services throughout LA County: 1-800-433-6251
Resources for Teens
Break the Cycle:
Empowering youth to end dating violence.
Love Is Respect:
Blogs, education, awareness for preventing violence in teen
o National Teen Dating Abuse 24/7 Helpline: 1-866-331-9474
Project NATEEN: Provides pregnant and parenting teens in
Los Angeles County with a full spectrum of supportive
Support & Resources
Offers safe and legal alternatives to baby abandonment.
Provides 24/7 hotline and services for women who are hiding
their pregnancy and need help: 1-888-628-3353 (English) or
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For more information, please call the
Los Angeles County CPSP Program office at (213) 639-6419.
CPSP Provider Trainings
LA County is now opening registration for our 2017 trainings!
Once a month we will be having a training from 8:30am to 4:00pm at
the California Endowment in Downtown Los Angeles (conveniently
located located one block from Union Station via the Red or Gold
The training will include an overview of the CPSP program for new
staff, as well as updates for staff who want to learn about LA
County's new forms and current resources.
The training and parking are free!
Registration information for 2017 will be distributed per our CPSP
provider email list.
Zika Virus Update
Zika is a mosquito-borne virus. In Brazil,
the site of a large ongoing Zika outbreak, there has been a
substantial increase in the number of babies born with microcephaly
(small head circumference). Please click here
for important information for obstetric
providers and pregnant women.
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
Choose Health LA Moms
Choose LA Moms is a free, internet-based six-month program to help
moms get to a healthier weight after having a baby.
new moms to drink more water, walk, and breastfeed. Resources and
referrals are available for participants. Refer your patients to:
Be Prepared For Your Quality Assurance
quality assurance checklist
to make sure everything is ready to go before your next QA visit.