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The Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment program (EPSDT) is a special health care program within Medicaid/CHP+. EPSDT outreach and case management is available free of charge to pregnant women and children who are under the age of 20 years old.

The EPSDT outreach coordinator can help:
-Assist people with the Medicaid/CHP+ application process
-Explain Medicaid/CHP+ benefits
-Find available Medicaid/CHP+ providers (doctors, dentists, vision care, mental health)
-Encourage families to seek preventive and appropriate health care

Early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment

The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit provides comprehensive and preventive health care services for children under age 21 who are enrolled in Medicaid. EPSDT is key to ensuring that children and adolescents receive appropriate preventive, dental, mental health, and developmental, and specialty services.

Early Assessing and identifying problems early
Periodic Checking children's health at periodic, age-appropriate intervals

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 reduce health problems found.

How it works:
The Garfield County outreach worker contacts Medicaid/CHP+ families to explain medical, dental, and vision benefits and encourages families to use these services. Outreach workers can also connect families to available low cost or no cost services and make referrals to places in the community like food banks, housing agencies, Head Start and WIC.


For more information, or to reach Garfield County EPSDT Outreach Worker, please call 970-625-5200 in our Rifle office.

To find an EPSDT outreach worker in your area call: 1-800-221-3943
For Medicaid customer service, please call: 1-800-221-3943.

Public Health - Rifle
195 West 14th Street
Rifle, CO 81650
Email Public Health

970-625-5200 | phone
970-625-4804 | fax

  Public Health - Glenwood Springs
2014 Blake Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Email Public Health

970-945-6614 | phone
970-947-0155 | fax

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