Services: Pregnancy, Children, & Families

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Pregnancy, Children & Families

Do you and your family want to learn more about how to live healthily and get connected to local resources? We’re here to help!

Check out the resources below or call us at (650) 573-2501. We provide services in homes, local clinics, offices and schools. Services are free for adults, children and families on Medi-Cal, and on a sliding fee scale for other San Mateo County residents. We provide services in your native language.

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Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program

Are you pregnant or have kids under 5? We can teach you how to cook healthy, delicious food—and help you afford it. We can also help you learn how to breastfeed so your baby eats healthy too, all for free.

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WIC helps you learn how to eat healthy, supports breastfeeding and helps you afford healthy food. To learn more about WIC’s services, check out the videos below.

WIC: Supporting Parents & Families for 40 Years

Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program

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Health Exams

Through the Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program, children and youth receive routine regular preventive health exams in order to identify health problems. Many problems can be prevented, corrected or the severity reduced by prompt diagnosis and treatment. CHDP health exams are provided by doctors and clinics enrolled in the CHDP Program.

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Children’s Dental Program

The Children’s Dental Health Program helps low-income families find dental care, and educates parents and caregivers on how to keep their children’s teeth healthy and free of dental cavities or dental injuries (such as broken teeth or jaw, cut lip, tongue).

Are you looking for a dentist for your child?

Are you wondering when you should start bringing your child to a dentist or how often your child should see a dentist?

Would you like to learn what kinds of things you can do to help keep your child’s teeth healthy and strong?

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California Children’s Services (CCS)

California Children’s Services (CCS) is a tax supported statewide program that helps children and young adults up to 21 years old who have certain medical conditions. Services include arranging, directing, and paying for medical care, occupational and physical therapy, equipment, and rehabilitation.

CCS is not a health insurance plan. It will only cover CCS eligible conditions and not all of a child’s health care needs. There are also certain financial requirements for some of the services provided.

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Preventing Lead Poisoning

Lead is a big problem in San Mateo County: 80% of homes here likely have lead-based paint. Lead is a poison. Lead is harmful even in very small amounts, and it is most dangerous for young children.