The Ohio Legislature in 2007 adopted measures to provide free health coverage to uninsured children through the state's Medicaid Program. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, many children who are eligible for this coverage remain uninsured. You can help get the word out.
Ohio Medicaid offers programs for children, pregnant women and families with limited income to get health care. Once eligible for Medicaid, each child (birth through age 20) will have access to an important group of services known as Healthchek.
Healthchek is Ohio's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Program. It is a service package for babies, kids, and young adults younger than age 21 who are enrolled on Ohio Medicaid.
Healthchek covers ten check-ups in the first two years of life and annual check-ups thereafter and offers a comprehensive physical examination that includes:
Other programs are also available such as lead poisoning screening and dental.
Form more information on these programs, please visit the Ohio Department of Medicaid website or call 1-800-327-8680.