Early and Periodic Screening, and Diagnostic, and Treatment
One goal of Medicaid is to make sure children get the healthcare they need. That care includes treatment for any disability or health condition.
The right to that care is guaranteed under part of the federal Medicaid Act called EPSDT – Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment.It applies to children under the age of 21 who have Medicaid.
EPSDT says children are entitled to all rehabilitative services that are medically necessary to make or keep them physically and mentally healthy.
For more information on EPSDT please visit:
EPSDT - Medicaid for Children