COVID-19 CHDP Gateway enrollment

The Child Health and Disability Program (CHDP) provides health assessments for early detection and prevention of disease and disabilities for low-income children and youth.  The CHDP Gateway is an automated pre-enrollment process for children who are not on Medi-Cal to enroll in Medi-Cal.  The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has authorized telephonic signatures for CHDP Gateway applications.  If the individual is not at the provider’s office and not experiencing an urgent health event which requires immediate care, the individual can apply for Medi-Cal online using the Covered California portal.  (DHCS notice, April 17, 2020.)