Child Health

Children’s health is one of the principal concerns not only in our region but around the world. As a community we can make great strides to ensure better health for our children and provide families with the support and information they need to make informed decisions.

Since a child’s mental and physical growth and development is directly linked to their health, children’s wellness should start as soon as possible. We can’t say enough about the importance of providing children with a very solid foundation early on which they can build upon for the rest of their lives.

The information contained in this section of the website is related to the Department’s California Children’s Services (CCS) and the Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program.

California Children Services (CCS)

California Children Services (CCS) is a statewide program that provides funding for treatment of children with certain physical limitations and chronic health conditions or diseases. CCS also authorizes and pays for specific medical services and equipment provided by CCS approved specialists.

CMS Provider Electronic Data Interchange (PEDI)  is a web-based tool that enables approved CCS providers and Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans to electronically submit Service Authorization Requests (eSARs) and access the status of Requests for Services/Authorizations.  Providers who are approved Trading Partners may visit:

CMS Provider Electronic Submission

Last modified 04/19/2024 at 4:39 PM