Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT)
Keep your child healthy with EPSDT visits
As parents, we want to do everything we can to keep our children healthy. Well-child checkups are an important way to do that. Your doctor may refer to them as early and periodic screening, diagnostic and treatment (EPSDT) visits.
These checkups help your doctor find problems or concerns with your child’s health and development. They include treatment, and all the shots or lab work your child needs.
Medicaid or ARKids First will pay for these visits if your child is eligible for Medicaid and under age 21. As a parent, you may also qualify for wellness checkups if you are eligible for Medicaid and under age 21.
Contact an EPSDT specialist for information to help navigate the Medicaid system or for more information on EPSDT
Long-acting, reversible contraception (LARC)
Is LARC right for you?
Whether you’re heading off to college, the military, or joining the workforce, you’re making big decisions that will set the course for the rest of your life.
You may also be thinking about if or when you want to start a family. Knowing all of your options for birth control can help you make informed decisions about this part of your future.
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