Clinical Guidelines

CenCal Health’s internal and external committees have accepted the following clinical guidelines from state and nationally recognized organizations that utilize best practices for high quality health care.  Below are links to clinical guidelines for several disease states and screenings. 


NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3)

Behavioral Health Clinical Practice: Adults

American Psychiatric Association: Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults

Behavioral Health Clinical Practice: Children

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Childhood Lead Screening and Treatment

California Management Guidelines on Childhood Lead Poisoning for Health Care Providers

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

Updated ACCR/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Diseases (GOLD)


American Diabetes Association: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes-2018


2017 Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults

Blood Pressure Targets for People with Diabetes and Hypertension, March 2018

Overweight and Obesity: Adult

AACE Comprehensive Clinical Practice Guidelines For Medical Care Of Patients With Obesity

Overweight and Obesity: Child and Adolescent 

Comprehensive Care for Pediatric Obesity in Primary Care Setting, September 2017

Sexually Transmitted Diseases 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and CDC: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines

Tobacco Cessation Guidelines (General population)

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence 2008 Update

Tobacco Cessation Guidelines (Pregnant Women)

ACOG Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy October 2017

Upper Respiratory Infection (URI): Adult and Pediatric

The CMA Foundation AWARE Program