COMPREHENSIVE PERINATAL SERVICE PROGRAM

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Purpose

The Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) was created to reduce morbidity and mortality among low-income women and their infants in California through enhanced prenatal care.  CPSP provides a wide range of services to pregnant women, from conception through 60 days postpartum.

CPSP is part of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) and is required by the following authorities:  Health & Safety Code, Sections 104560-104569 and 123475-12352; California Welfare and Institutions Code, Sections 14132(u) and 14134.5(a-j); and California Code of Regulations Title 22, Sections 51179-51179.0

Vision

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

Goals
• To decrease the incidence of low birth weight in infants
• To improve the outcomes of every pregnancy
• To improve the health of mothers and their infants

Services
• Prenatal care and individual case coordination
• Education on eating healthy
• Prenatal vitamins
• Childbirth education
• Help with social or emotional problems
• Help with breastfeeding and newborn care
• Referrals to Woman, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program, genetic screening, dental care, family planning, and pediatric care

CPSP services in California are paid for by Medi-Cal and free to pregnant women who are eligible for Medi-Cal. Ask your doctor about CPSP services or call the Perinatal Care Network at 1-800-675-2229 to find out if you’re eligible for Medi-Cal or need help in finding a doctor.

Interested in Becoming a CPSP Provider?
Any physician, certified nurse midwife, nurse practitioner, hospital, community clinic, or medical group who provides prenatal care, has a valid Medi-Cal provider number, and is in good standing with state licensing and regulatory agencies can submit a CPSP application. Once finalized at the local CPSP office, the application is forwarded to the California Department of Public Health for final approval.

Apply to Be a CPSP Provider

To apply to become a CPSP provider, contact your local Perinatal Services Coordinator (PSC) Johnny Agustin at (661) 868-0523. The CPSP application will be provided to you at the time of the required site visit and the PSC will assist you with its completion. A site visit must be conducted prior to accepting the application.

To learn more of the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) please click on the link below.

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/CPSP/Pages/default.aspx

To learn more of CPSP in Kern County, please contact the Perinatal Services Coordinator, Johnny Agustin RN, PHNII at (661) 868-0523 or email at agustinj@co.kern.ca.us