Systems and Standards Fact Sheets
Children’s Home Health Care and EPSDT
The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit is part of the federal Medicaid law that requires each state to provide medically necessary services to children under 21 who are enrolled in Medicaid. However, many families are unaware of EPSDT and may not know how to access services for which their children are eligible. This fact sheet, available in English and Spanish, answers questions about how EPSDT applies in home health care for children.