AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana cares for our members younger than 21 years of age through a special health care program called EPSDT. This stands for Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment. This program helps us make sure your children get the medical care they need to help prevent and treat childhood diseases and illnesses early.
We have care managers in our EPSDT department that can help you with questions you may have. Please call us at 1-888-643-0005. Your child can see a Pediatrician, a Family Practice doctor, or a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP). The provider you choose for your child will be your child's PCP.
To keep your children healthy, make regular appointments with their PCP. This is called a well-child visit. It is important for children of every age. This is different than a visit to the PCP when your child is sick.
At a well-child visit, your child's PCP can provide the following services:
- A complete, unclothed physical exam
- Immunizations (shots)
- Lab tests, including blood tests, lead levels and urine tests
- Vision and hearing tests
- Dental screening
- Growth measurements
- Blood pressure check
- Health and safety education
- Complete history of your child's health and development
- Track your child's development and eating habits
- Referral to a specialist, when medically necessary
If you have questions or want to find out more about this program, call the EPSDT department at 1-888-643-0005.Visit the member portal to find out about your child's health needs. Learn risks and get wellness tip.