For Families

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 and adolescents in Iowa are linked to health care providers 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 link to the resources available to them that will help keep their children and adolescents healthy as they learn and grow.

Who does Care for Kids help?

Care for Kids is available at no cost to children and adolescents from birth through 20 years of age who are signed up with Iowa Medicaid. Care for Kids provides free services as part of Iowa Medicaid, but any family in need of information or help finding resources may call the program.

How does Care for Kids work?

Each month, Child Health Consultants at the Scott County Health Department reach out to families who are new to Iowa Medicaid to let them know about the Care for Kids program. Child Health Consultants send a letter and brochure to newly eligible families that list the services offered by Care for Kids. Also, the Child Health Consultants call each family to talk about the program in more detail, to answer questions, and to find out if a family has any needs that Care for Kids can help with. Child Health Consultants also help to coordinate care for families. For example, the Child Health Consultants will send a letter or text message to let families know 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 should call the Care for Kids program. Care for Kids can be reached by calling 563-328-4114. Staff is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

How can Care for Kids help your family?

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