Healthchek Children's Services

Care for your children

Help to make sure your children get the medical care they need and find out about childhood diseases and illnesses early.

Exposure to lead, a toxic metal, can be dangerous. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children have a higher risk for lead poisoning than adults. Learn more about how we can help you keep your child healthy through lead screenings.

Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT)

Healthchek is Ohio’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit. It is available at no cost to members younger than 21 years.

Healthchek covers:

  • Medical exams
  • Immunizations (shots)
  • Health education
  • Lab tests for members under the age of 21
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Hearing
  • Nutritional
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral health exams
  • Lead screenings
  • Care management services for all members under the age of 21 who have special health care needs
  • Care to treat physical, behavioral, or other problems or conditions found by an exam

These exams make sure that children are healthy and growing physically and mentally. Mothers should have prenatal exams and children should have exams at birth, 3 to 5 days of age and at 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24, and 30 months of age. After that, children should have at least one exam per year.

Some services may require prior authorization by AmeriHealth Caritas Ohio. Your provider may ask for prior authorization for AmeriHealth Caritas Ohio to cover things that have limits or are not covered for members older than 20. 

View our Well-Child Care Guide (PDF)

How to get Healthchek services

You can get Healthchek services by calling your PCP or dentist to make an appointment. Make sure to ask for a Healthchek exam when you call your PCP. If you have questions or need help, please call Member Services at 1-833-764-7700 (TTY 1-833-889-6446).