Kids grow up quickly. We help them grow up strong. You know to take your child to the doctor when they’re sick, but it’s important to take them when they’re healthy too.
EPSDT (Early, Periodic, Screening, Diagnostic, Treatment) services are available at no-cost to children on Medicaid from birth through the month of their 21st birthday. The program covers well-child visits, screenings and preventive care.
Once your child completes their well-child visit, they may qualify for a member reward.1
What to expect during a well-child visit?
Regular checkups are an important way to keep track of your child's health and physical, emotional and social development. They also give your child’s doctor the opportunity to find and treat health concerns early.
During your child’s visit, they’ll receive a physical exam. The doctor will check:
- Family health history
- How your child is growing and developing
- Vaccines (shots) needed
- Hearing or vision screening
- Lab tests, including blood lead screening
- Eating or sleeping problems
- Dental health
- Mental health
If specialist services are needed, your child’s PCP will provide a referral.
How many well-child visits are recommended?2
As a baby, your child needs many well-child visits. As they grow older, well-child visits become less frequent through age 21.
These visits are covered by UnitedHealthcare Health Plan of Nevada Medicaid plan:
- Six well-child visits in the first 15 months of life
- Two well-child visits between 16-30 months of life
- Annual well visit between the ages of 3 and 21
|Child’s current age
|Doctor visit at:
|Under 1 years
|3-5 days after birth
|By 1 month
|Under 2 years
|24 to 30 months
|3 years up to age 21
If you need help finding a doctor, call toll-free at 1-844-851-7830, TTY 711, or explore our online provider directory.
Need a ride to and from your child’s medical appointment? Call MTM toll-free at 1-844-879-7341, TTY 711.
1UnitedHealthcare Health Plan of Nevada Medicaid can change or cancel this program at any time. This program is for current UnitedHealthcare Health Plan of Nevada Medicaid members only. Once you complete the recommended visits and submit the attestation form. Please allow six to eight weeks for us to verify your visits and process the VISA gift card. Gift card(s) will mail to the address on file. Members are responsible for lost or stolen cards.
2Schedule provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics.