EPSDT Well Visits

Arizona Complete Health-Complete Care Plan EPSDT

What is the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) EPSDT Program?

Early Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) is a comprehensive child health program of prevention and treatment, correction, and improvement (amelioration) of physical and behavioral health conditions for AHCCCS members up to the age of 21. The purpose of EPSDT is to ensure the availability and accessibility of health care resources, as well as to assist Medicaid recipients in effectively utilizing these resources.

EPSDT services provide comprehensive health care through primary prevention, early intervention, diagnosis, medically necessary treatment, and follow-up care of physical and behavioral health problems for AHCCCS members up to the age of 21.

Coverage Includes

  • Height and weight check
  • Hearing and vision tests
  • Shots needed provided
  • Comprehensive physical exam 
  • Diet and nutrition review
  • Developmental check
  • Mental health screening
  • Dental screening
  • Vision services
  • Laboratory testing

Well-child care will also give you ideas about how to:

  • Keep your child well
  • Protect your child from getting hurt
  • Spot health problems early
  • Apply for services like WIC, Head Start, Children’s Rehabilitative Services (CRS), and the Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP)

News from AHCCCS

Healthy kids are ready to learn. Eearn a 25$ gift card! AHCCCS or KidsCare members ages 3-19 who complete a well-care visit between June 5 and September 5, 2023 are eligible for a gift card. www.azahcccs.gov/wellcare - Earn a 25$ gift card when you complete an annual well-care visit* - Childhood and teen well-care visits are covered by AHCCCS - Well-care visits provided by PCPs and OBGYNs include screenings and preventative measures.