Health Check is Georgia’s well child or preventive health care program for Medicaid-eligible children birth to 21 years of age and PeachCare for Kids™-eligible children birth to 19 years of age. It is the Early and Periodic Screening, (EPS) component of the EPSDT program for the State of Georgia. The Diagnostic and Treatment (DT) service components are provided by either the Health Check screening provider, if qualified to perform those services, or upon referral to an appropriate service provider of the member’s choice.
EPSDT is the result of a 1967 Amendment to Title XIX of the Social Security Act that directed attention to the importance of preventive health services for children. The goal of the program is to ensure health conditions and problems are detected and treated early, before they become more complex and costly.
Health Check screenings provide children and adolescents access to comprehensive medical care:
- To support early detection and treatment of health conditions
- To aid in prevention of advanced illness and disability
Health Check screenings are provided according to a schedule based on recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics and include the following services:
- Comprehensive health and developmental history
- Comprehensive physical exam
- Vision and hearing screening
- Appropriate immunizations
- Health education/Anticipatory guidance
- Laboratory tests
- Dental referrals
Specific information for the Health Check program can be found at
https://www.mmis.georgia.gov/portal/ under the “Provider Information” and “Member Information” tabs:
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Member Programs
- Health Check Providers
To find contact information for your local public health office use the “Counties & Districts” link located at the bottom of this page.