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Public Health Community Nursing 

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Programs and Services: 

Image of CMS LogoCalifornia Children's Services (CCS) [top]

California Children's Services (CCS) is a statewide program that arranges, directs, and pays for medical care, equipment, and rehabilitation, when these services are authorized by the program. Services can be authorized for children and young adults less than 21 years of age who have eligible medical conditions and whose families are unable to pay for all or part of their care.

Your child may be eligible if they meet all four of the following requirements:

Age: Your child must be under 21 years of age.

Residence: Your child must be a permanent resident of the California County where you apply. Your child's residence is usually where you live.

Income: If your child is not already enrolled in Medi-Cal, your income must be less than $40,000 per year, according to the adjusted gross income on you California income taxes. A child may be eligible when the family income is more than $40,000 if medical care for the child's CCS condition is expected to cost the family more than 20 percent of the family's yearly income. If your child is adopted and has a CCS eligible conditions at the time of adoption, your income will not matter. There is no financial eligibility requirement for CCS diagnostic services or the CCS Medical Therapy program.

Medical Conditions: Only certain conditions are eligible for CCS. In general, CCS covers medical conditions that are physically disabling or require medical, surgical, or rehabilitative services.

For more information call (530) 621-6128 or (530) 573-3157

View the CCS Program Brochure: English | Spanish

Image of CHDP LogoChild Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP) [top]

CHDP provides complete health and dental assessments for early detection and prevention of diseases and disabilities in children and youth (including school entry exams, sports physicals and immunizations). Serves:

  • Medi-Cal eligible children birth through 20 years
  • Low income children at or below 200 percent of poverty, birth through 18 years
  • Undocumented children now have access to Medi-Cal - English Flyer / Spanish Flyer 

For information, call (530) 621-6110 or (530) 573-3165.  

Image of CLPPB LogoChildhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) [top]

Many children are exposed to lead in the home through lead-based paint and other objects. Lead poisoning can cause learning disabilities, behavioral problems, and, at very high levels, seizures, coma, and death. Children under age six are at greatest risk. Public Health can help parents assess the lead danger in their home and can refer out for a blood test for lead.

For info call (530) 573-3165 or visit: CDPH Me and My Family Lead Prevention Resources
For child safety and recalled product info visit: US Consumer Product Safety Commission Website  

Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care (HCPCFC) [top]

Public Health nurses are located in county child welfare service agencies and probation departments to give expertise on medical, dental, mental and developmental needs of children and youth in foster care. The nurses:

  • Advocate for health needs of the child
  • Provide medical case planning and coordination
  • Serve as a resource to facilitate referral to early intervention providers
  • Oversee the creation and updating of the Health and Education Passport

For info call (530) 642-4817. For information about County Foster Care, visit: Foster Care Program Website

Health Ministry Liaison [top]

The Health Ministry liaison program supports faith communities that are beginning or expanding their Health Ministry/Parish Nurse programs. We offer consultation and opportunities for networking to promote interdisciplinary education and development.
Call (530) 906-7872 for more information.

Immunizations [top]

The Immunization Program protects the community through immunizations for people all ages.  Low or no cost vaccinations are given for people who have no health insurance, and for children with CHDP, Medi-Cal or who are underinsured (their health plan does not pay for vaccines, etc). Vaccines are given at the Public Health clinics in Placerville and South Lake Tahoe by appointment. To get an appointment, call (530) 621-6100 in the Placerville area or (530) 573-3155 in South Lake Tahoe. 

Click here for more info. Also visit: Child & Adolescent Immunization Schedules or State IZ Branch Websites.

Image of MCAH LogoMaternal Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) [top]

The MCAH program helps women, children and families access care and improve their health. Services are free and include:

  • Assessing health and psychosocial needs
  • Consultation and teaching about illness and disease
  • Helping families access medical systems and find specialty care Information on how to have a healthy pregnancy and caring for your child
  • Home visits

For info about the MCAH program in El Dorado County, call (530) 621-6108.  A toll-free information line is available to answer perinatal questions and access resources. Call 1-800-844-4491.

For info on how to Breast feed at work click here.

Maternal Child Adolescent Health Needs Assessment 2016-2020 [top

Every five years, a statewide needs assessment is completed of the health status and system capacity for the entire maternal, child and adolescent health population in California.  Each local health jurisdiction (LHJ) completes the local needs assessment and uses the results to plan local programs. The California MCAH Division compiles information from the local needs assessments and uses other statewide data to develop the statewide needs assessment. For a copy of El Dorado County's MCAH local needs assessment click here.

School Based Collaboratives [top

A students' health, and their ability to learn, is enhanced with the support of families, schools and communities working together. Public Health Nurses provide adjunctive services on some school campuses and offer services such as:

  • Health education
  • Physical education
  • Nutrition assessment
  • Health assessment
  • Psychological and counseling referrals
  • Health promotion for staff
  • For more info call (530) 621-6108