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Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health Program

General information

The Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program is committed to serving women, children, teens and their families in San Mateo County by improving access to comprehensive, quality health care, and focusing on prevention and early intervention strategies. The MCAH program includes a spectrum of programs available to providers and clients (see a list of programs under “services”).

The goal of the MCAH program is to protect and improve the health and well-being of San Mateo County’s reproductive age women, infants, children, adolescents, and their families through supportive services.

Every 5 years, the MCAH program conducts a comprehensive assessment to formally assess the health of mothers, children, and adolescents in San Mateo County. The focus of the 2010-2014 Needs Assessment conducted in 2009 was to assess the local MCAH system’s capacity to address the needs of the MCAH population and to carry out the 10 essential public health services. The entire MCAH system includes all public, private, and non-profit organizations that coordinate the delivery of services to mothers, children and teens in San Mateo County. To view the 2010-2014 Needs Assessment, see “reports.”


MCAH programs include:

  • Adolescent Family Life Program
  • Black Infant Health Program
  • Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program
  • Nurse-Family Partnership Program
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Program

Who is Eligible

San Mateo County Residents. Women of reproductive age, infants, children, adolescents and their families. HOW TO APPLY Call (650) 573-2501

Area Served

San Mateo County

Fees Charged



Q: I am pregnant, how do I pay for prenatal care?
A: There are free/low-cost prenatal services available. Call 1-877-886-4297 for more information.

Health Education

Early Prenatal Care Campaign: Go Before You Show
English Spanish

Hold Me. Hug Me. Love Me… But please don’t ever shake me!
English | Spanish

Physician Guide to Health Resources for the Prenatal to Five Population
Oct 2014


2010-2014 MCAH Needs Assessment
Executive Summary Full Report