Pediatric Services

 Well Child Visits and Whole Child Care

​At Partnership our pediatric health care services and trainings fall into two categories for our members from birth to 21 years of age. The categories are Standard Pediatric Services and Whole Child Care.

​​Standard Pediatric Services -- Well Child Visits

​​Health Screenings and Trainings for Well-child Visits Birth to Age 21

​Whole Child Care

Senate Bill (SB) 586 authorizes the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to establish the Whole-Child Model (WCM) program in designated County Organized Health System (COHS) or Regional Health Authority counties to incorporate California Children’s Services (CCS) program covered services for Medi-Cal eligible CCS children and youth into a Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan (MCP) contract. 

DHCS has developed a Whole-Child Model (WCM) to be implemented in 21 specified counties, no sooner than July 2018.  

The results are improved care coordination for primary, specialty, and behavioral health services for CCS and non-CCS conditions. The benefits are consistent with CCS program standards and provided by CCS paneled providers, specialty care centers, and pediatric acute care hospitals. WCM approach meets the six goals for CCS redesign:

      • Implement Patient and Family Centered Approach
      • Improve Care Coordination through an Organized Delivery System
      • Maintain Quality
      • Streamline Care Delivery
      • Build on Lessons Learned
      • Cost Effective

The approach is consistent with the primary goals of providing comprehensive treatment and focusing on the whole-child, including the child’s full range of needs rather than only on the CCS health condition.

There are 21 counties and five health plans that will participate in the WCM.​​ 

​All PHC Counties (Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mendocino, Modoc, Napa, Siskiyou, Shasta, Solano, Sonoma, Trinity, Yolo​) will participate in the WCM​​.

 Well Child Visits Training

​Training Resources and Guidelines for members birth to 21 years of age.

Click Here to go to our Pediatric Services Well Child Visits Resources and Trainings pages.

Covered Services include:

  • ​Bright Futures Program
  • General Pediatric Services
  • Immunizations
  • Hearing Screening
  • Vision Screening

 California Children's Services (CCS)

​Click Here: PHC - California Childrens Services Content

 Clinical Advisory Committee

​Coming Soon

 Family Advisory Committee

​Coming Soon

 Whole Child Care

 DHCS has rebranded the CCS program as the Whole-Child Model. This is defined as "an organized delivery system that will assure comprehensive, coordinated services through enhanced partnerships among Medi-Cal managed care plans, children's hospitals, specialty care providers, and counties".

The concept is the entirety of each child's medical needs, both CCS and non-CCS conditions, will be managed by one entity (Managed-Care Medi-Cal Plans), thus eliminating communication errors as well as improving efficiency and timeliness of referrals and care coordination.

As approximately 90% of CCS eligible children are also Medi-Cal eligible almost all of these members are already familiar with PHC. We are dedicated to providing excellent service through the Whole-Child Model including:

    • Allowing Continuing Care With Established CCS Specialists
    • Transportation Assistance
    • Encouraging and Assisting Members in Finding a Medical Home
    • Recruiting new CCS Accredited Providers

We also hope to work on improving communication between treating specialists, PCPs, and other providers, ensuring all members of the care team are up to date with the latest care plans.​