Children and Youth in Medical Assistance/Medicaid and
MCHP – Help for Special Health Care Needs: Healthy Kids and EPSDT
EPSDT stands for Early & Periodic Screening, Diagnosis & Treatment. Federal law requires the state to provide periodic screening, diagnosis and all “medically necessary” treatment services, including mental health services, to all Medicaid recipients under 21. All children in Maryland under 21 years of age receiving Medical Assistance benefits or Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) benefits, including children enrolled under the Autism Waiver or the Developmental Disabilities Waiver, are eligible for services under EPSDT.
Download the Maryland EPSDT Fact Sheet from Disability Rights Maryland
Download Check-Ups and Treatment: Healthy Kids and EPSDT from Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene