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What is Healthchek?
Healthchek is Ohio's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Program. This program provides a core of health services to children enrolled in Healthy Start or Medicaid. 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.
Who is Healthchek for?
- Children and Teens younger than 21
What does it provide?
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 examination (with parental approval)
- Developmental screening (to access 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
In order to assist customers 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 you have other questions about Healthchek, click here to submit them to the Healthchek Questions link.
Click here to view the Healthchek brochure.
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