Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP)
CPSP is a voluntary program that seeks to improve the health of low-income pregnant women and to give their babies a healthy start in life by providing enhanced Medi-Cal reimbursements to CPSP-certified obstetrical providers who implement CPSP protocols in their practices. The goals of CPSP are to encourage early and continuous prenatal care; to decrease incidences of low-birth weight infants; to improve outcomes of every pregnancy; and to lower health care costs by preventing catastrophic and chronic illness in infants and children.
What is included in CPSP services
CPSP services include comprehensive prenatal care, health education, nutritional assessment and education services, and psychosocial assessment and referrals support for up to 60 days after delivery. CPSP services also include client orientation, assessment and follow-up services, individual case coordination, prenatal vitamin and mineral supplementation, and prenatal and postpartum parenting education. Participation in the program is voluntary.
Who provides CPSP services
There are currently 11 certified CPSP providers in our county in both the fee-for-service and managed care systems. Practitioners include physicians, nurse midwives, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, health educators, nutritionists, and comprehensive perinatal health workers.
The Perinatal Services Coordinator (PSC) at Sacramento County Public Health assists local providers in meeting CPSP certification requirements and provide them with technical assistance after they are certified.
How to become a CPSP provider
For information on becoming a CPSP provider, please contact the Perinatal Services Coordinator for Sacramento County.
How is CPSP funded
Funding comes from Federal Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant, Federal Title XIX funds, and state general funds.
Sacramento County Perinatal Services Coordinator
The PSC can provide information about the program and can help with the CPSP application process for interested providers. Individual technical assistance is also available for providers implementing CPSP.
All CPSP providers provide services to women with Medi-Cal insurance. Low-income clients who do not have Medi-Cal or private insurance can still start their prenatal care by going to a provider that accepts presumptive eligibility (P.E.). There are other programs available to women who do not qualify for Medi-Cal, such as AIM and Healthy Families.