Education and Reference
Texas Health Steps Periodicity and Checkup Elements
The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment Services (EPSDT) program, known in Texas as Texas Health Steps, is one of the most comprehensive medical and dental screening, prevention and treatment programs for children of low-income families.
Texas Health Steps provides payment for comprehensive and periodic evaluations of a child's health, development and nutritional status, as well as vision, dental and hearing services for STAR recipients from birth to age 20. The periodic medical evaluations are based on American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations for preventive health care with modifications to meet federal or state regulations. BCBSTX provides medical screening visits for children in the STAR program from birth to 20 years of age and the CHIP program from birth through 18 years of age, following federally mandated Texas Health Steps program guidelines.
For STAR patients:
Use the state of Texas clinical record forms :
For CHIP patients:
Use Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas preventive care forms.
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- Texas Department of State Health Services' Immunization Home Page
- IMMTRAK (Texas Immunization Registry)
- Use this link to view the state of Texas' periodicity schedule for Texas Health Steps EPSDT guidance for your STAR patients.
THSteps Medical Checkups Periodicity Schedule for Infants, Children, and Adolescents (Birth Through 20 Years of Age)
- Use this link to see the American Academy of Pediatrics periodicity schedule for EPSDT guidance for your CHIP patients.
United States Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT)
For more information on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas provider resources for Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment Services (EPSDT) services and the state of Texas's STAR and CHIP programs, please call 1-888-292-4487.