Well Child Exams

Health Checkups/Physicals

Children of all ages need complete health checkups on a regular basis to promote better health for their future. With scheduled checkups minor health problems in children can be caught before they become serious. Physical, mental or developmental problems can also be found and treated early. Immunizations can be given at routine checkups to prevent childhood diseases such as chickenpox, mumps or measles.

Well Child Exam

Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT)

EPSDT is a program for children from birth to age twenty one (21) who have Medicaid or birth to age nineteen (19) with KCHIP coverage. With scheduled checkups, minor health problems in children can be caught before they become serious. Diseases like chickenpox, mumps and measles can be prevented by routine immunizations. Any physical or mental development problem and hearing or vision problems can be treated.

These services are provided at no cost to family members with Medicaid or KCHIP. KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services - EPSDT                  


Children should get health check-ups, regularly on or before the ages listed below:

  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months
  • Yearly for ages 3 through 21


Preventive health exams, “Well Baby or Well Child” exams, and school and sports physical exams are provided for ages birth to 18 years of age. The full physical exam includes vision and hearing screening and limited lab testing as needed. A sliding fee schedule based on household income and number in household determines the cost, if any, for physical exams. Kentucky Medicaid, Medicare and some insurance companies are accepted for physician services.