Care for Kids for Professionals

For Professionals

What is Care for Kids?

Care for Kids is Iowa's Early & Periodic Screening, Diagnosis & Treatment (EPSDT) Program. It is a federal program that is managed under the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The goal of Care for Kids is to ensure that children ages birth to 21 years receive preventive health care services by helping families to overcome the barriers that they face in accessing health care services. Care for Kids achieves this goal by providing care coordination services to Medicaid enrollees.

How does Care for Kids help providers?

Care for Kids provides a variety of services to clients that may be helpful to area health providers.

Care for Kids assists with the following services:

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Will Care for Kids provide transportation to my office/clinic?

Care for Kids provides transportation to and from local provider’s offices/clinics for healthcare appointments that will be billed to Medicaid.

Who is Eligible?

Clients are eligible for transportation services if they satisfy all three of the following:

Each Care for Kids client is expected to follow the rules and regulations set outlined in our Transportation Agreement. View our Transportation Agreement.
Care For Kids Transportation Rules (94.9 KB)Adobe PDF Document

To where does Care for Kids provide transportation?

Care for Kids provides transportation to and from local health care appointments that will be billed to Medicaid. This includes medical, dental, vision, and mental health appointments, as well as other health care appointments.

To where does Care for Kids NOT provide transportation?

Care for Kids cannot provide transportation to appointments that are NOT billed to Medicaid including:

Care for Kids cannot provide transportation to locations that are outside of Scott and Rock Island County. In addition, Care for Kids may not be able to provide transportation to offices that are located in the outskirts of Scott and Rock Island Counties.

How much does Care for Kids charge for transportation?

Care for Kids provides transportation to Iowa Medicaid enrollees who are under the age of 21 and reside in Scott County at NO CHARGE.

Transportation Management Services (TMS):

Iowa Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Program is provided by TMS Management Group Inc., and provides transportation to Iowa Medicaid enrollees of all ages. TMS is able to transport clients to long-distance healthcare appointments. TMS is affiliated with Iowa Medicaid; however they are not affiliated with Care for Kids. To learn more about the transportation services provided through TMS please call 1-866-572-7662.

How do I refer a family to the Care for Kids Program?

To make a referral to the Care for Kids Program please: