DC Medicaid Resources
Health Check Program for Children (EPSDT)
HSCSN wants to help your children grow up healthy. If your child is in the D.C. Healthy Families (Medicaid) program, your child will be in the Health Check Program. This program is also called Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT). This program starts right after your child is born and lasts until your child turns 21. The Health Check Program gives your child several important checkups. Find out how you can get a $15 dollar gift card for having yearly medical and dental checkups! Call your Care Manager at (202) 467-4737.
If your child is in the Immigrant Children’s Program, he or she will get well-child care services. This program lasts until your child turns 21. In addition to well-child care, your child can also get the benefits described in the Your Health Benefits section in the enrollee handbook. Immigrant children are only eligible for health care services while enrolled in HSCSN.
The IDEA Program
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law. The IDEA program gives special services for children with:
- Developmental delays
- Special needs
Children up through age 3 receive early intervention services from HSCSN. Children age 4 and older receive special educational services from D.C. Public Schools and D.C. Public Charter Schools.
Early Intervention Program
The Early Intervention Program helps parents, service providers, and others work together to help your child. Have your child tested if you are worried about how your child is growing. This test is called an IDEA evaluation. The Early Intervention Program gives service and support to families with children who:
• Have developmental delays
• Are at risk for developmental delays
You do not have to pay for these services for your child: they are free. If you have any questions or need help with a ride or scheduling an appointment, please call Customer Care at (202) 467-2737 or 1 (866) 937-4549.