Child Services

 

 

EPSDT is a program for children from birth to age twenty one (21) who have Medicaid or birth to age nineteen (19) with KCHIP coverage. With scheduled checkups, minor health problems in children can be caught before they become serious. Diseases like chickenpox, mumps and measles can be prevented by routine immunizations. Any physical or mental development problem and hearing or vision problems can be treated.

These services are provided at no cost to family members with Medicaid or KCHIP. Services may be received at your local doctor or the health department clinic.

 

http://chfs.ky.gov/dms/epsdt.htm

 

Download KCHIP application:

 

http://www.abchealthdepartment.com/KCHIPApplication2009NewestVersionRev102309.pdf

 

If you are unable to download this form here you may obtain one from you local community-based services office or at your Local Health Department.

 

To schedule services through our health departments.

 

Preventive Health

 

Preventive health exams, “Well Baby or Well Child” exams, and school exams are provided for ages birth to 18 years of age. The full physical exam includes vision and hearing screening and limited lab testing as needed.  A sliding fee schedule based on household income and number in household determines the cost, if any, for physical exams.  Kentucky Medicaid, Medicare and some insurance companies are accepted for physician services.

 

Immunizations


Immunizations are provided through the Vaccine for Children program and are free to those who are uninsured or underinsured up to the age of 19 years. There is a nominal administration fee. There are no income guidelines for this program; all Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended childhood vaccines are provided. Seasonally flu vaccine is given.


http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/

 

For additional information or to schedule an appointment contact one of our clinics.


HANDS (Health Access Nurturing Development Services)


“By age three, 90% of a child’s brain is developed.”


HANDS is a voluntary program for expectant parents regardless of income.  Individualized educational information and resources are provided via a health department home visitor.  All visits are scheduled by the parent.  See attached brochure.  Participant rewards are available to those who enroll and actively participate in the HANDS program.


http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/mch/ecd/hands.htm
www.prematurityprevention.org

 

RSVP:  Responsible Social Values Program  see our Health Education & Prevention page

 

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