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Early & Periodic Screening, Diagnostic & Treatment Program

The goal of the Early Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) program, also known as the Alaska Well Child Program, is to ensure that all Medicaid and Denali KidCare-eligible children receive the health care they need, when they need it. The EPSDT program’s focus is on promoting the physical, mental, social, emotional, and behavioral health. Services are available to all Medicaid/Denali KidCare-eligible children under age 21.
EARLY ​Children should receive quality health care beginning at birth and continuing throughout childhood and adolescence including the identification, diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions as early as possible.
​​PERIODIC ​Children should receive well child visits at regular intervals throughout childhood and adolescence, according to the Bright Futures/American Academy of Pediatrics Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care. Health care may be provided between regularly scheduled visits.
SCREENING ​Children should be screened for health, developmental, and behavioral concerns. Services should include health history, developmental and behavioral screening and assessment, physical exam, immunizations, lab tests, and screenings for dental, vision, and hearing.
​​DIAGNOSTIC ​Children should receive further evaluation of health, developmental or social-emotional problems identified during well-child visits that may require treatment.
​​TREATMENT ​Children should receive treatment for health, developmental or social-emotional problems identified during well-child visits.

EPSDT Resources

EPSDT Services
Apply for Denali KidCare
Carrie Truett, EPSDT Program Coordinator
4501 Business Park Blvd., Bldg. L
Anchorage, AK 99503-7167
(907) 269-4576 (office)
(907) 561-1684 (facsimile)