Healthchek Services for Children Under Age 21
Healthchek is Ohio's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Program. It provides a group of services to children and teens younger than age 21 which include: prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The purpose of Healthchek is to discover and treat health problems early. If a potential health problem is found, further diagnosis and treatment are covered.
To discover health problems, Healthchek covers ten check-ups in the first two years of life and annual check-ups thereafter. Healthchek offers a comprehensive physical examination that includes:
- medical history
- complete unclothed exam (with parent approval)
- developmental screening (to assess if child's physical and mental abilities are age appropriate)
- vision screening
- dental screening
- hearing assessment
- immunization assessment (making sure child receives them on time)
- lead screening; and
- other services or screenings as needed
If your children are Medicaid eligible and you would like for them to receive Healthchek services, click here to download a copy of an English, Spanish or Somali version of the Healthchek and Pregnancy Related Services Information Sheet. Upon completing the form, please take it to your County Department of Job and Family Services Healthchek Coordinator for processing.
In order to assist consumers enrolled in the Ohio Medicaid insurance plan, ODJFS is providing a way for enrollees to contact the Healthchek staff with questions about Healthchek services. Prior to submitting your question, please read the Frequently Asked Questions document; it may have the information you need.
If this document does not answer your questions regarding Healthchek services, you may submit them by clicking this Healthchek Questions link.
County Healthchek Coordinators (February 2013)
If you want to apply for Medicaid, you can apply on-line by clicking here.
For a list of items you need in order to make a complete application for Medicaid, click here.