What is Health Check?
Health Check (EPSDT) is a preventive health care program for Medicaid members under 21 and PeachCare for Kids members under 19 within the Georgia Department of Community Health.
The program offers free well-child services like eye exams, vaccines and dental care.
Doctors and nurses will thoroughly examine the child or teen and give shots against diseases
when necessary. They also will ask questions about your child’s health and development.
They will talk to your family about how to solve problems or give a referral for special problems.
Health Check providers perform or assist in linking children to other services, like eyeglasses,
hearing aids, counseling and prescriptions. They can even help with transportation and
Why Participate in Health Check?
Good health is important for children; it helps them get the most out of life. Children need good eyesight to read and to see what’s happening around them. They need strong healthy bodies to walk, run and play. They need good hearing to enjoy music, talk with their friends and do well in school. They need dental care early so they can eat and digest food well. Take children to the doctor or nurse regularly to keep them healthy. Doctors and nurses can find and treat health problems before they become more serious. It’s also important that children get the shots they need to protect them from illnesses like measles, chicken pox and the “flu.”
Where and How Can Your Child Participate?