Preventive Care Medical Checkups and Services 

Texas Health Steps provides medical checkups and preventive services and are based on the Texas Health Steps Periodicity Schedule. The Periodicity Schedule lists specific medical screening components for infants, children and youth and the various ages when they are required. Texas Health Steps medical checkups must include regularly scheduled examinations and screenings of the general physical and mental health, growth, development, and nutritional status of infants, children and youth.

The following federal and state mandated components must be documented in order for the checkup to be considered complete:

  • Comprehensive health and developmental history
  • Comprehensive unclothed physical examination
  • Immunizations 
  • Laboratory Screening
  • Health education/anticipatory guidance
  • Dental referral