HealthChek is Ohio's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Program. It provides a group of services to children and teens (birth through age 20) which include: prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The purpose of HealthChek is to discover and treat health problems early. These services are marketed as HealthChek to parents as a set of preventive health screenings with follow-up diagnosis and treatment.
To discover health problems, HealthChek covers eight check-ups in the first two years of life and annual check-ups thereafter. HealthChek offers a comprehensive physical examination that includes a:
complete unclothed exam
lead screening; and
other services or screenings as needed
If a potential health problem is found, further diagnosis and treatment is covered. A HealthChek Coordinator is available in each county department of job and family services to assist Medicaid consumers in getting these services.
For further information please contact (419) 213-8800.