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Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health


MCAH Programs

Contact Information
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
Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program


The Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) provides a wide range of culturally competent services to Medi-Cal pregnant women, from conception through 60 days postpartum.  In addition to standard obstetric services, women receive enhanced services in the areas of nutrition, psychosocial, and health education. The Legislature enacted CPSP in 1984 in response to the OB Access Project, which found that a comprehensive approach reduced both low birth weight rates and health care costs in women and infants. CPSP became a Medi-Cal benefit in 1987. Medi-Cal providers who provide services to pregnant women may apply to become a CPSP provider. Medi-Cal Managed Health Care Plans are required to provide access to CPSP services for pregnant Medi-Cal eligible recipients..


Through effective and collaborative teamwork, CPSP promotes and coordinates the delivery of early, continuous and quality comprehensive perinatal services to pregnant and postpartum women and their infants by public and private obstetrical providers.


All pregnant and postpartum women in Los Angeles County receive comprehensive perinatal health services through an integrated and seamless system designed to optimize maternal and child health outcomes.  


  • To decrease the incidence of low birth weight in infants
  • To improve the outcome of every pregnancy
  • To give every baby a healthy start in life
  • To lower health care costs by preventing catastrophic and chronic illness in infants and children

Find a CPSP Provider

Become a CPSP Provider

Required CPSP Services

Find CPSP Resources

CPSP Provider Training Information & Registration

CPSP Forms and Protocols for Providers

For more information, please call the Los Angeles County CPSP Program office at (213) 639-6419 or click here for staff directory.

What's New in CPSP

CPSP Provider Trainings

Due to staffing changes, we are unable to offer Provider Overview Training in Los Angeles at this time.  The State offers CPSP training at various locations throughout the year.  For dates and locations and to register for State trainings, click here.

New Vaccine Benefits for Presumptive Eligibility (PE) Program: Hepatitis, Influenza and Tdap

Effective for dates of service on or after June 1, 2015, qualified providers participating in the PE program may be reimbursed for Hep. A, Hep. B, Influenza and Tdap vaccines. Click here for Medi-Cal Bulletin update.

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.

Introducing Perinatal Food Group Recall (PFGR)

As of January 1, 2015, the LA County CPSP Program will replace the Perinatal Food Frequency Questionnaire (PFFQ) with the Perinatal Food Group Recall (PFGR). The PFGR asks questions about a client’s usual daily diet and allows the CPSP practitioner to document education and advice directly on the form itself. Please download and review the PFGR, the instructions, and MyPlate for Moms (English & Spanish). If you have any questions, please call 213-639-6419.

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.