Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Program

All children need regular health checkups. Children should be checked for medical problems early. Checkups should continue as the child grows.

The EPSDT Outreach Program stands for:

• Early: Identifying problems early, starting at birth
• Periodic: Checking children’s health at periodic, age-appropriate intervals
• Screening: Doing physical, mental , developmental, dental, hearing, vision, and other screening tests to detect potential problems
• Diagnosis: Performing diagnostic tests to follow up when a risk is identified, and
• Treatment: Treating the identified problem

EPSDT screening services are called Well Child Checks. The Well Child Check may include:

• Medical history and physical exam
• Growth and development check
• Vision and hearing screenings
• Immunizations
• Lab tests
• Dental screening for children age 2 and older (referral required)
• Guidance and health education

EPSDT services are provided to Medicaid eligible children under the age of 21 including the birth month in the year the recipient turns 21 years of age.; or children up to age 19 who receive Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program (KCHIP).

EPSDT services are available at your doctor’s office or Magoffin County Health Department at no cost to families with Medicaid or KCHIP.

For more information about EPSDT visit Medicaid.gov