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Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP)

WHO WE ARE: The Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) provides enhanced prenatal care to improve outcomes for low-income pregnant women and their infants in California through enhanced prenatal care.  


WHAT WE DO: CPSP integrates special services including nutrition, psychosocial, and health assessments, along with interventions, and patient education, with basic obstetrical care. Providers must complete a formal application process and be certified by the State Department of Public Health. 

Program Goals 

  1. To decrease the incidence of low birthweights in infants 
  2. To improve the outcome of every pregnancy 
  3. To give every baby a healthy start in life 
  4. To lower health care costs by preventing catastrophic and chronic illness in infants and children 

Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program Model


Scope of Services: Clients will receive:

  • Initial Assessments: Complete assessments in the four main areas: obstetrics, nutrition, health education, and psychosocial.
  • Client Orientation: Clients will be directed to comprehensive perinatal care resources at the start of care and throughout their pregnancy, as needed.
  • Individualized Care Plan (ICP): Each client will receive an ICP following the initial assessments. The ICP will prioritize problems and list the actions planned to resolve them. 
  • Interventions: Provide services, classes, counseling, referrals, and instructions based on the needs and risks identified by the ICP.
  • Reassessments: Reassess the client each trimester to identify any changes or new developments and to provide continued support for the client’s strengths. Revise and update the ICP as needed.
  • Postpartum Assessment and Care Plan: Assess the mother and infant postpartum and update the ICP. Provide appropriate interventions for the client and her baby.
  • Referral: Referral to services such as CHDP, family planning, genetics, WIC, and dental.


Who can be a CPSP Provider?

A physician, certified nurse midwife, certified family or pediatric nurse practitioner, hospital, community clinic or medical group that provides prenatal care, has a valid Medi-Cal provider number, and is in good standing with state licensing and regulatory agencies can submit a CPSP application.

Reimbursement for CPSP

CPSP providers are able to receive fee-for-service reimbursement for the cost of delivering comprehensive perinatal services. More information is included in the Medi-Cal Provider Manual.

How to apply for CPSP

Call the Orange County Perinatal Services Coordinator office at 714-834-8227 for more information.


CPSP Links


To contact us:

Comprehensive Perinatal Services Programs
P.O. Box 6099
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Phone: 714-834-8227
Fax: 714-834-7780