When it comes to accessing social services and public assistance, you probably have a lot of questions. The questions and answers provided below will help you become familiar with much of the information you need.
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If an individual is receiving Medicaid while giving birth the newborn is considered a deemed newborn for Medicaid purposes and will be eligible to receive Medicaid for the first full 12-months of their life.
Healthchek is Ohio Medicaid’s child health benefit for children under age 21. The Federal name for this
benefit is Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment services, or EPSDT. The purpose of Healthchek is to
find and treat health problems early, so your child can have the best health and development possible. Healthchek is
free and covers Healthchek exam (well child check-ups), hearing, vision and dental screenings to diagnose any health
problems your child might have. It also covers medical and dental treatments and equipment that may be determined as
No. Healthchek is the children’s health component of Medicaid for children under age 21.
Under Healthchek, your child can receive medically necessary services or equipment that would be covered by federal
Medicaid whether or not the service is covered by Ohio's Medicaid plan for adults. Also, your child can get more of a
certain service than would be provided to adults. For example, a child could get more physical therapy than an adult
would get if the added therapy is medically necessary for the child. Children also can get more dental care than adults.
No. Once your child is enrolled in Ohio Medicaid, he or she can receive Healthchek services. Ask the
Healthchek Coordinator at your County Department of Job and Family Services’ (CDJFS) for more information about
In addition to the screening services, your child can get medically necessary services or equipment that your
child's Medicaid provider recommends. Some services must be approved by Ohio Medicaid or the managed care plan
your child is enrolled in. Examples of available services or equipment include:
• Physician and clinic services
• Inpatient and outpatient hospital services
• Laboratory and x‐ray services
• Home health services and private duty nursing services
• Personal care services
• Care coordination or Case management services
• Physical therapy and related services
• Any medical care or other type of remedial care (example: occupational therapy) recognized under state law
• Other diagnostic, screening and rehabilitative services recommended by a licensed Medicaid provider
• Durable medical equipment
• Dental services
• Certified pediatric nurse practitioner services
• Nursing facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and inpatient psychiatric
• Respiratory care services