Healthy Kids is Illinois’ EPSDT (Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment) Program. It is a free health care program for babies, kids, teens, and young adults through age 20 who use the HFS or All Kids Medical Card. This means taking your kids to your medical home for regular check-ups and immunizations/shots.
If a problem is found during a Healthy Kids checkup, your PCP can refer you to a
It is very important for children to have regular checkups, even when they are not sick.
Healthy Kids is a free healthcare program for babies, kids, teens, and young adults
through age 20 who use the HFS or All Kids Medical Card. At checkups, your PCP can
catch little problems before they become more serious.
At regular checkups, the PCP will make sure your child is growing and developing
properly. A Healthy Kids checkup includes:
- Complete physical exam
- Check of your child’s ears, eyes, and mouth
- Developmental screening
- Lab work (blood and urine tests)
- Check to make sure your child’s immunizations (shots) are up-to-date
- Complete health history and education on staying
Call your PCP to schedule a Healthy Kids checkup. Or, call the Illinois Health Connect Helpline
at 1-877-912-1999 and we will:
- Schedule a Healthy Kids checkup
- Remind you when the next Healthy Kids checkup is due
Children can get any health service or treatment that their PCP says is medically necessary.
There are no fees or co-payments for children’s checkups, shots, lab tests, or X-rays.
Don’t forget, teens and young adults (through age 20) need checkups too! The PCP can talk
to them about good habits that will help them become or stay healthy. The PCP can also talk
to them about staying safe and avoiding problems that teens and young adults sometimes
have, such as smoking, drinking, doing drugs, becoming pregnant, causing a pregnancy, or
getting a sexually transmitted infection.