Clinical Guidelines

Coronavirus Update 4/28/20 –

While some clinical and preventive guidelines have temporarily changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Academy of Pediatricians recommends providers keep the regular pediatric well-care schedule for children. Click here to read. 

For additional Provider updates on COVID-19, please click here.


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

American Psychological Association Clinical Practice Guidelines

Depression, Adults in Primary Care

Nonpharmacologic versus pharmacologic treatment of adult patients with major depressive disorder

Behavioral Health Clinical Practice: Children

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment in Children/Adolescents

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Adolescent Depression

Childhood Lead Screening and Treatment

Lead Screening Guidelines

Lead Poisoning Evaluation and Management

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

Updated ACCR/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (2019 Report)


Summary of Revisions: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes- 2019 Diabetes


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

ADA Diabetes and Hypertension Clinical Guidelines 2019

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

CMA Foundation AWARE Clinical Guidelines

English Viral Treatment Resources

Spanish Viral Treatment Resources