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Muhlenberg County Health Department EPSDT / Well Child Exams

Well Child Visits

Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPDST) is a program for children from birth to age 21. Under the EPDST program, children are checked for medical problems early. There are specific tests and treatments as they grow older. If a problem is found, you will be referred to your doctor for treatment and further evaluation of the problem. The areas of health care that are checked include:

• Medical history and physical exam
• Growth and development check
• Vision and Hearing
• Teeth
• Nutrition
• Lab tests including blood lead level
• Mental health and substance abuse
• Immunizations
• Health Education for parents

Children of all ages need complete health checkups on a regular basis to promote better health for their future. With scheduled checkups minor health problems in children can be caught before they become serious. Physical, mental or developmental problems can also be found and treated early. Immunizations can be given at routine checkups to prevent childhood diseases such as chickenpox, mumps or measles.
 
Children should get health check-ups regularly on or before the ages listed below:

1 Month 12 Months 4 Years
2 Months 15 Months 5 Years
4 Months 18 Months 6 Years
6 Months 24 Months 8 Years
9 Months 3 Years Yearly from ages 10 - 20

More Information:

KY Cabinet For Health and Family Services - EPSDT

 



Important Health Links

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
American Heart Association | Web MD
Centers for Disease Control | American Diabetes Association


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