Early and Periodic Screening Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT)
Healthchek is Ohio’s EPSDT benefit. EPSDT covers care for those under the age of 21 at no cost to you. EPSDT stands for:
Early – So problems are treated soon
Periodic – To set up routine visits
Screening – To check for a health problem
Diagnostic – To find a health problem
Treatment – To care for a problem
Moms should have prenatal exams and children should have exams at the following ages:
After that, children should have at least one exam per year.
Your child’s primary care provider (PCP) will work with you to make sure your child gets the care they need. Healthchek includes:
✔️ Well-child exams
✔️ Vision and hearing tests
✔️ Health education
✔️ Lab testing
✔️ Lead screening
Healthchek also covers medically necessary care for issues found by an exam. This includes things like glasses and hearing aids.
Preventive health is key to overall health. Seeing a PCP on a routine basis even if you and your child are healthy helps the PCP find and treat problems early before they get worse. As a part of Healthchek, care management services are available to all members who have special health care needs.
Call your PCP to schedule a Healthchek visit. You should have your child’s first exam within 90 days of becoming a member.
Member Services: 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711), Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.