EPSDT

Early Identify problems early, starting at birth
Periodic Check children’s health at periodic, age-appropriate intervals
Screenings Doing physical, mental development, dental, hearing, vision and other screening tests to detect potential problems.
Diagnosis Performing diagnostic tests to follow up when a risk is identified
Treatment Treating the problems found.

Medicaid’s child health coverage package, shaped to fit the standard of pediatric care and meet the physical, emotional and developmental needs of low-income children. EPSDT is designed to help ensure access to needed services for children under the age of 21 who are enrolled in Medicaid.

Screening Services that may be done during an EPSDT include:

  • Health & Developmental history
  • Physical exam
  • Appropriate immunizations (according to Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices)
  • Lab test including lead toxicity
  • Health Education
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Hearing

If you would like more information on the EPSDT program contact your local county assistance office.

To schedule an EPSDT exam at EMHS contact us at 570-278-3801.

www.hrsa.gov/epsdt
www.medicaid.gov (type in EPSDT in box next to “Learn about your health care options” – top right hand corner- hit ENTER)

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