Texas Health Steps checkups and Well-child exams, also known as wellness checkups, are the best way to help your child stay healthy as they grow. Medicaid members get Texas Health Steps checkups from birth through 20 years of age. CHIP Members get well-child exams from birth through 18 years of age.
Based on your child's age, a wellness checkup may include:
- Health and developmental history
- Height/weight/BMI/blood pressure measurements
- Hearing tests and hearing aids
- Eye tests and eyeglasses
- Developmental and behavioral screenings
- Dental care
- Physical examination
- Lab tests
A recommended immunization schedule for children from birth through 18 years of age is available here.
- Anticipatory guidance/health education
- Treatment for other medical conditions
There is no cost to you if you have Medicaid or CHIP.
- Medicaid or CHIP ID card
- A list of all medications that your child is taking
- Current immunization records
- A list of questions that you want to ask the primary care provider
Get the first checkup within 90 days of enrollment with Community. It helps us understand your healthcare needs early. You can also get to know your child's doctor, and your child's doctor can get to know you.
|Get the first checkup within 5 days after being born. After that, get the rest within 60 days after each checkup age below.|
|2 weeks||12 months|
|2 months||15 months|
|4 months||18 months|
|6 months||24 months|
|9 months||30 months|
|*Children 3 years and older need checkup once a year, on or after each birthday.|
Medicaid Members get wellness checkups until they turn 21 years old.
CHIP Members get wellness checkups until they turn 19 years old.
Call your doctor and schedule an appointment. You can also call Member Services at 1.888.760.2600 and we can help you schedule.
If you are enrolled or going to enroll in a Head Start program, you may need a checkup within 45 days after enrolling. It is a requirement for Head Start. Please check with your Head Start program.