Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program (EPSDT)

Health checkups for children enrolled in Medicaid
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Children under 21 who are eligible for Medicaid benefits can get free health check-ups from the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program.

Child health services are available statewide to children living at or below 185 percent of the non-farm poverty level and to other children with poor access to health care.

Using a multi-disciplinary team approach, including medical, nursing, nutrition, and social work, the Child Health Program provides childhood immunizations, well-child assessments, limited sick child care, and tracking of infants and other high risk children. Services are basically preventive in nature and designed for early identification of health problems or health concerns.

For more information

To learn more about EPSDT and to find out if you are eligible, contact your local health department office, or contact the state Division of Medicaid:

Mississippi Division of Medicaid: 601-359-6050

Last reviewed on Nov 29, 2023 request edits
Mississippi State Department of Health 570 East Woodrow Wilson Dr Jackson, MS 39216 866‑HLTHY4U Contact and information

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