Services: Pregnancy, Children, & Families
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.
Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program
Are you pregnant or have kids under 5? Then, WIC may be for you! Have you had loss of wages due to COVID-19? WIC can be of support during these difficult times. We offer, nutrition information, breastfeeding support and education, link you to other needed services AND, offer healthy foods for you and you family every month! Participating on WIC is easier than ever!
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.
Oral Public Health Program
Healthy mouths, healthy bodies, healthy communities
The Oral Public Health Program (OPHP) works with community partners to improve the conditions for oral health in San Mateo County, particularly for those facing historical and systemic barriers to oral health.
The OPHP currently focuses on reaching pregnant people and children ages 0-5 and their parents/ caregivers who are on Health Plan of San Mateo (Medi-Cal) health insurance.
See below for:
- Oral health education and resources for parents/ caregivers of 0-5 year olds, pregnant people and teachers and health care professionals
- Information about how to find a dentist
- Information about the Kindergarten Oral Health Assessment
- And more!
The Oral Public Health Program is funded by the California Department of Public Health, under Contract 22-10196.
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.
- CCS Application
- Aplicación para CCS
- Medical Home Binder
- Summer Camp and Activity Guide
- Bay Area Fun for Families
- CCS Client Letter Age 17 (English)
- CCS Parent Letter Age 17 (English)
- CCS Client Letter Age 18 (English)
- CCS Parent Letter Age 18 (English)
- Notice of Privacy Practices (English)
- Notice of Privacy Practices (Spanish)
- Notice of Privacy Practices Acknowledgement of Receipt (English)
- Notice of Privacy Practices Acknowledgement of Receipt (Spanish)
- Rights at Age of Majority (English)
- Rights at Age of Majority (Spanish)
- CCS Transition Guideline for Chart
- Read more
Preventing Child and Teen Injuries
Resources available to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), bike and car accidents and other common forms of childhood injury.
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.
Reporting Child Abuse/Neglect
How do I make a report?
If you know or suspect that a child is currently being abused, has been abused in the past, or is at risk of abuse, call: (650) 595-7922 or 1 (800) 632-4615 (both lines are staffed 24 hours a day). Or contact your local police department.
Parenting Support & Classes
Get support building positive parent-child relationships and creating a healthy family environment with these free classes.