Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT)

The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit provides comprehensive and preventive health care services for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program) members age 20 and under along with administrative case management for pregnant adults. EPSDT is key to ensuring that children and youth receive appropriate preventive, dental, mental health, developmental and specialty services.

Early: Assessing and identifying problems early
Periodic: Checking children’s health at periodic, age-appropriate intervals
Screening: Providing physical, mental, developmental, dental, hearing, vision, and other screening tests to detect potential problems
Diagnostic: Performing diagnostic tests to follow up when a risk is identified, and
Treatment: Control, correct or ameliorate health problems found.

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