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Clinical Guidelines

Coronavirus Update 1/6/2022 –

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

The ASAM Clinical Practice Guideline on Alcohol Withdrawal Journal of Addiction Medicine

The ASAM National Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder – 2020 Focused Update

Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain – United States, 2016

Consensus Statement -Appropriate Use of Drug Testing in Clinical Addiction Medicine

Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants

Opioid Use and Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy

HHS Guide for Clinicians on the Appropriate Dosage Reduction or Discontinuation of Long-Term Opioid Analgesics

Caring for Adult Patients with Suicide Risk: A Consensus Guide for Emergency Departments

Public Policy Statement on the Ethical Use of Drug Testing in the Practice of Addiction Medicine

Practice Parameters for Eating Disorders

Recommended Standard Care for People with Suicide Risk: Making Health Care Suicide Safe

Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Reactive Attachment Disorder and Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder

Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Management of Youth Involved with the Child Welfare System

Clinical Management of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Huntington Disease: Expert-Based Consensus Guidelines on Agitation, Anxiety, Apathy, Psychosis and Sleep Disorders

Childhood Lead Screening and Treatment

Lead Screening Guidelines

Lead Poisoning Evaluation and Management

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

2022 AHA/ACC/HFSA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines | Circulation

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

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology Comprehensive Clinical Practice Guidelines For Medical Care of Patients with Obesity – Endocrine Practice

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) 

Upper Respiratory Infection (URI): Adult and Pediatric

CMA Foundation AWARE Clinical Guidelines

English Viral Treatment Resources

Spanish Viral Treatment Resources