Systems and Standards Fact Sheets
February 14, 2023

Children’s Home Health Care and EPSDT

By: Cara Coleman

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.