CHEC is a part
of the Utah State Medicaid Program for children ages 0-21 who qualify
for Medicaid. It provides preventative medical and dental care for Utah's
Medicaid children. Medicaid insures that the child has access to necessary
checkups. Having regular checkups allows the child to be evaluated, implementing
any necessary followups.
Benefits include preventative
physicals, hearing and vision screenings, mental health care, as well
as access to all necessary
immunizations. If there are additional medical
concerns, CHEC works with the doctor insuring the child is given appropriate
and necessary care. CHEC dental provides an impressive preventative program.
This includes two dental examinations per year, x-rays, sealants, fluoride
and necessary restoration work.
Your 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.
The 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