Evaluation and Care, A Medicaid Benefit for Children
Health Evaluation and Care (or CHEC) is a benefit for children
receiving Medicaid. It has two parts Prevention and
children should see the doctor for well-child health care
because their growing bodies are changing so quickly. Well-child
visits allow the doctor to check your child's growth and
development. IF there is a problem, the doctor can
find it before it becomes more serious. The doctor
can tell you about what to expect and answer questions about
your child's health. Your doctor can also give you advice
on health and safety issues. Well-child care is important
to you and your child.
CHEC program will help you get the well-child care your
child needs. You will be contacted when you child is due
for a well-child visit. You may receive a telephone
call or information in the mail. You can get help
scheduling and getting to the visit. You will also
be contacted if the doctor says your child needs additional
your doctor feels your child needs extra care, your child
may receive the care even if it is not a Medicaid benefit.
Any added care your child needs that is medically necessary
can be covered by Medicaid through the CHEC program.
Call your Local Department of Health to get more information
about the CHEC program.