Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP)

As of July 1, 2023, the Perinatal Services Coordinator is no longer assisting with CPSP applications or can give support to providers. Please refer to CDPH CPSP for assistance.

The Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) was created in 1987 to reduce morbidity and mortality among low-income pregnant women and their infants in California. CPSP is a Medi-Cal program that provides a model of enhanced obstetric services for eligible low-income pregnant and postpartum women. CPSP provides individuals with obstetric, psychosocial, nutrition, and health education services, and related case coordination during pregnancy and up to 60 days postpartum.

The goals of the CPSP program are:

  • To decrease the incidence of low birth weight 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

    A CPSP provider must be enrolled as an active Medi-Cal provider in good standing with state licensing and regulatory agencies, have an approved National Provider Identifier (NPI) number with Medi-Cal, and be in one of the following categories:

    • Physician in general practice, family practice, obstetrics/gynecology, or pediatrics
    • Group medical practice, if at least one member is one of the physician types identified above
    • Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
    • Clinic (hospital, community or county)
    • Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)

    A provider must be certified as a CPSP provider by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) prior to billing for CPSP services.

    • Physicians (Physicians (general practice, family practice, obstetrician/ gynecologist, pediatrician)
    • Certified Nurse Midwives
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Physician Assistants
    • Licensed Midwives
    • Registered Nurses
    • Licensed Vocational Nurses
    • Social Workers
    • Psychologists
    •  Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)
    • Registered  Dietitians/Registered Dietitians Nutritionists (RD/RDN)
    • Health Educators
    • Certified Childbirth Educators (Lamaze, Bradley, ICEA)
    • Comprehensive Perinatal Health Workers (CPHW) 

    As of July 1, 2023, the Perinatal Services Coordinator will no longer assist with CPSP applications or provide support to providers. Please refer to CDPH CPSP for assistance.

    • Download a copy of the CPSP Provider Application.
    • For assistance with the CPSP application process, email the CDPH Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Division at [email protected]
    • For assistance with implementing CPSP and for general program inquiries, email the CDPH MCAH Division at [email protected]

    Please refer to the Department of Health Care Services for assistance.

    • For assistance with Medi-Cal enrollment, or to check your enrollment status, call the Provider Enrollment Division at (916) 323-1945.
    • For assistance with Medi-Cal billing, or to leave a message for your regional representative, call the Telephone Service Center at (800) 541-5555.


    Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program

    East Valley Public Health Department
    1993-B McKee Rd. 
    San Jose, CA 95116

    Perinatal Services Coordinator: (408) 937-2262
    MCAH Mainline: (408) 937-2250
    MCAH Fax: (408) 937-2252
    Toll Free Number: (800) 310-2332

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