Lorain County Job & Family Services

Healthchek and Pregnancy-Related Services


What is Healthchek?

  • An Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Program for children and teens under 21
  • The goal of Healthchek is to discover and treat health problems early

What services does a Healthchek exam cover?

  • Physical check-ups
  • Comprehensive health and developmental history
  • Health education, counseling, and risk factor interventions
  • Hearing, vision, and dental checks
  • Nutritional screenings
  • Mental health screenings
  • Developmental screenings
  • Shots (if needed)
  • Appropriate lab tests
  • Treatment for all medically necessary ailments

When are Healthchek screenings scheduled?

  • 8 Healthchek exams by age 1
  • Additional Healthchek exams at 15, 18, 24, and 30 months
  • Subsequent Healthchek screenings yearly until age 21

Who is eligible for Healthchek?

  • All children and teens under 21 who receive Medicaid

Pregnancy-Related Services

What is the Pregnancy-Related Services (PRS) Program?

  • Medical services provided in addition to regular prenatal care
  • The goal of PRS is to promote a healthy pregnancy

What services does the program cover?

  • Access to medical appointments
  • Information about Healthchek services available for your child once born
  • Referral to Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Individual counseling and education
  • Assistance making and getting to/from medical appointments
  • Information on Lamaze, parenting, and child care classes
  • Information about healthy eating habits
  • Prenatal risk assessment and prenatal care

Who is eligible for Pregnancy-Related Services?

  • All pregnant women receiving Medicaid

For more information about the Healthchek and Pregnancy-Related Services Programs, please visit the following links: