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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

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History:

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..


Mission:

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.

Vision:

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.

Goals:

  • 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

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 Line).

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 (Whooping Cough)

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 prevent pertussis.

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. It encourages new moms to drink more water, walk, and breastfeed. Resources and referrals are available for participants. Refer your patients to: ph.lacounty.gov/LAMoms


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.   


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