Child Health Evaluation and Care (CHEC) Utah Medicaid Benefit for Children

Organization Name: Utah Department of Health
Address: 288 North 1460 West
Cannon Health Building
Phone: 801-538-6155
Toll Free Phone: 801-538-6805
Eligibility: Children under age 21 who qualify for Medicaid. Contact the Department of Workforce Services (DWS) about your Medicaid eligibility
Services Provided: CHEC, the Utah Medicaid benefit for children (known elsewhere as EPSDT).
CHEC offers:
Well-child visits*
Immunizations (shots)
Vision tests, hearing tests and dental visits
Local Health Department nurses who help you understand how important CHEC visits
are and will help schedule CHEC visits
Medically necessary services that are not always paid by Medicaid.
Ask for a CHEC exam every time you schedule a well-child check-up.
*A CHEC well-child visit includes the following:
Head to toe exam
Complete health and developmental history
Evaluation of physical and mental health
Lab services including required lead screening
Vision, hearing and dental services
Health education and helpful advice
Provider Profiles: Salt Lake Area Phone: (801) 526-0950 - Toll-Free Phone: 1-866-435-7414
To arrange travel to go to CHEC appointments, call one day ahead 855-563-4403.
Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT), the child health component of Medicaid. Children under age 21 who are enrolled in Medicaid are entitled to EPSDT benefits, which States must cover with preventive and treatment services.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 11/15/2017