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
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
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