Care for Kids - For Families

Care for Kids - For Families

Why Care for Kids?

In Iowa, the Early Periodic, Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program is called Care for Kids. Care for Kids works to make sure that children in Iowa are linked to health professionals for regular health care check-ups. Regular check-ups are important in finding and treating health problems before they become worse. The Scott County Care for Kids program helps families understand the resources available to them that will help keep their children healthy as they learn and grow.

Who does Care for Kids help?

Care for Kids is available at no cost to children from birth through 20 years of age who are enrolled in Iowa Medicaid. Services provided through Care for Kids are a benefit of Iowa Medicaid, but any family in need of information or help finding services may call the program.

How does Care for Kids work?

Every month, child health consultants at the Scott County Health Department try to contact families who are new to Medicaid to let them know about the Care for Kids program. A letter and brochure is sent to families to list the services offered by Care for Kids. In addition, the child health consultants call each family to explain more and to answer questions. Child health consultants also help to coordinate care for families. For example, the child health consultants will send a reminder letter to families when their child is due for a regular check-up by their doctor.

Child health consultants help families in person and over the phone. Families with questions or concerns are encouraged to call the Care for Kids program. Care for Kids can be reached by calling 563-328-4114 Monday through Friday 8:00 AM till 4:30 PM and until 5:30 PM on Wednesdays.

How can Care for Kids help your family?