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

Standard of Care on Screening for Childhood Lead Poisoning

California Management Guidelines on Childhood Lead Poisoning for Health Care Providers

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

ACCF/AHA Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Heart Failure in Adults

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Diseases (GOLD)


American Diabetes Association: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes-2017 


AMA Evidence Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults

Overweight and Obesity: Adult

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

Overweight and Obesity: Child and Adolescent 

American Academy of Pediatrics: Pediatric Obesity Clinical Decision Support Chart

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

Upper Respiratory Infection (URI): Adult and Pediatric

The CMA Foundation AWARE Program