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Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) is a federally mandated Medicaid Program for children from birth to age 21 .
EPSDT is a package of benefits for Medicaid eligible children to ensure the early identification of conditions that can impede children’s natural growth and development and avoid long-term costs associated with a long-term disability.
EPSDT covers medically necessary services that typically fall outside the range of Medicaid covered services. For services to be covered, they must be:
EPSDT covers screening, diagnostic and treatment services.
The most frequently covered services through EPSDT include: