EPSDT is a program for children to receive preventive health care services including oral health services. The program's purpose is to find and treat health problems before they become more serious.


Who does EPSDT Cover?

EPSDT covers Medicaid eligible children ages birth through 20 years of age at no charge.


What services are covered by EPSDT?

  • Regular medical checkups
  • Information about growth, diet and development
  • Immunizations (shots) like measles and mumps
  • Regular vision and hearing checkups
  • Regular dental checkups


Is EPSDT covered for Hawki? 

No. EPSDT is not covered for Hawki


EPSDT Periodicity Schedule

The periodicity schedule provides a one-page summary of the ages at which recommended health screening services are to be provided as a child grows. These guidelines are based up Bright Futures, Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 4th Edition adopted by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and supported by Iowa's Chapter of the AAP.


Where can I get medical care?

To find out if a doctor, clinic or dentist offers Cares for Kids, ask if they are a "Medicaid Provider." Any Medicaid provider can offer the services. You may also find a provider on the Iowa Department of Human Services Medicaid Provider Search webpage.


If I have more questions, who do I contact?

Please contact Healthy Families at:

1-800-369-2229 (voice)

1-800-735-2942 (TTY)

or visit the Child Health webpage or Adolescent Health webpage.