Comprehensive Perinatal Services

Who can use this service?

This service is for physicians who work with pregnant or postpartum women eligible for Medi-Cal. Providers must have a current Medi-Cal number.

For more information on the program, visit California’s CPSP website.

Is there a charge for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

What is the process?

Step 1: Call the CPSP Coordinator

To learn more about becoming a CPSP provider, or for technical assistance for current providers, please call the CPSP Coordinator at (805) 781-5500.

When and where is this service offered?

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Public Health Department

Monday - Friday 8-5

2191 Johnson Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tel: (805) 781-5500

Frequently Asked Questions

What does “comprehensive perinatal services” mean?

Comprehensive perinatal services are provided by physicians in the areas of obstetric, psychosocial, nutrition and health education services, and related case coordination.
This includes initial assessment, trimester reassessments, post-partum assessment, interventions and follow-up services in:

  • Prenatal care and individual case coordination
  • Education on eating healthy
  • Prenatal vitamins
  • Childbirth education
  • Help with social or emotional problems
  • Help with breastfeeding and newborn care
  • Referrals to Woman, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program, genetic screening, dental care, family planning and pediatric care

For complete details, visit California's CPSP website.

When are eligible services provided?

Services must be provided by or under the personal supervision of a physician during pregnancy and sixty (60) days following delivery.

Who can be a CPSP practitioner?

Any of the following can be as a CPSP practitioner:

  • General Practice Physician
  • Family Practice Physician
  • Pediatrician
  • Obstetrician-gynecologist
  • Certified Nurse Midwife
  • Registered Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Social Worker
  • Health Educator
  • Childbirth Educator
  • Dietician
  • Comprehensive Perinatal Health Worker

For complete details, visit California's CPSP website.

Who can enroll as a CPSP provider?

Any of the following can enroll as a CPSP provider:

  • General Practice Physician
  • Family practice physician
  • Obstetrician/Gynecologist
  • Pediatrician
  • Certified Nurse Midwife
  • A group, any preferred provider organization whose members are
    one of the above-named physicians
  • Any other clinic holding a valid Medi-Cal provider number, approved
    by the Department  to provide comprehensive perinatal services
  • Organized outpatient clinic

For complete details, visit California's CPSP website.

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