EPSDT Well Visits

What is the AHCCCS EPSDT Program?

Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment Program (EPSDT) is Medicaid’s federally mandated comprehensive child health program of prevention, treatment, correction, and improvement of physical and behavioral/mental health conditions for AHCCCS members up to 21 years of age.

The goal of the program is to ensure members have access to age-appropriate screening, preventive services and treatment that are medically necessary to correct or improve any identified conditions, offering the right care at the right time in the right setting.

The EPSDT program is key in ensuring children receive appropriate preventive, dental, mental health, developmental and specialty services. Elements of the program include:

Early – Finding problems early. Periodic – Get checked regularly. Screening – Physical, dental, hearing, vision, and other screens. Diagnostic – Run tests when a problem is found. Treatment – Treat, fix or reduce health problems.