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  • COMPREHENSIVE PERINATAL SERVICES PROGRAM (CPSP) 

    In 1987, the State of California implemented the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) to provide care to low-income women and their infants who are at risk for problems related to pregnancy and delivery, including low birth weight.  Medi-Cal eligible women who are residents of Pasadena, Altadena and the surrounding area and are pregnant or no more than 60 days postpartum are eligible to receive services under CPSP. 

    In order to improve birth outcomes, CPSP coordinates medical and support services, such as basic obstetrical (OB) care, nutrition, psychological, and health education services.  The goals of the program are to:  

    • Decrease the incidence of low birth weight in infants, 
    • Improve the outcome of every pregnancy, 
    • Lower healthcare costs by preventing catastrophic illnesses in infants and in children, and 
    • Give every baby a healthy start in life. 

    At the Pasadena Public Health Department, our local CPSP staff provides guidance to assist healthcare providers with the required formal application process to become CPSP certified by the California Department of Public Health and with ongoing technical assistance.   

  • Local CPSP Providers

    The following CPSP Providers for the City of Pasadena include:

    Pasadena Public Health Department Prenatal Clinic 

    1845 N. Fair Oaks Avenue

    Pasadena, CA 91103

    (626) 744-6125 for more information and appointments

     

    Dr. Jonathan Tam 

    193 E. Orange Grove Boulevard

    Pasadena, CA  91103

    (626) 449-2800 for more information and appointments

     

  • Interested in Becoming a CPSP Provider?

    Participation in the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program requires that healthcare professionals are currently a Medi-Cal provider in one of the following specialties: 

    • Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OB/GYN) 
    • Family Practice Physician 
    • General Practice Physician 
    • Family Nurse Practitioner 
    • Certified Nurse Midwife 
    • Pediatrician 
    • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner 
    • Registered Nurse 
    • Physician Assistant 
    • Social Worker 
    • Psychologist 
    • Registered Dietician 

    In addition, community clinics, preferred provider organizations, or hospitals may apply for eligibility to provide comprehensive perinatal services to pregnant women.  Contact our Local CPSP Coordinator for assistance with certification and ongoing support, assistance and education.  More information regarding the application process can be found at the California Department of Public Health website:

    CPSP Home Page 

    CPSP Application Process