Well Child Care
Well child care is a preventive health screening for children and adolescents under the age of 21.
Well child care is a chance for you as a parent to raise questions and concerns about your child’s development,
behavior, nutrition, and general well-being. It is essential that these exams be met in order to provide the most
optimal well-being of your child. Three Rivers is dedicated to promoting and improving the health, education,
and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, families, and our communities.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A WELL CHILD CARE VISIT?
- Medical history and physical exam
- Growth and development checks
- Vision screening
- Hearing screening
- Nutrition screening
- Lab testing
- Mental health and risk behavior assessment
- Health education for parents and teens
- Dental screenings for children age 2 and older
WHEN DOES YOUR CHILD OR ADOLESCENT NEED A WELL CHILD CARE VISIT?
- 1 month
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 12 months
- 15 months
- 18 months
- 2 years
- Every year from ages 3 through 21
EPSDT is a screening program that provides routine physicals or well child checks for
Medicaid eligible children up to age 21; or children up to age 19
who receive Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program (KCHIP).
If your nurse or doctor finds a problem that requires special services,
your child can be referred to a specialist. EPSDT Special Services include diagnostics, prevention,
rehabilitation, treatment or services not covered by Medicaid, but are medically necessary.
EPSDT services are available at all of our local health centers as well as your doctor's office.
Services are provided at no cost to families with Medicaid or KCHIP.
KCHIP III children are not eligible for EPSDT Special services.