How Does Medicaid Work For Children?
Medicaid is a valuable tool for countless families to obtain affordable or fully covered healthcare services for their children. The exceptional team of pediatric physicians and providers at Health Services of North Texas, with convenient locations across Denton, Wylie, and Plano, are proud to accept most forms of insurance, including Medicaid and CHIP, to make sure that families and children get the care they deserve. Learn more about Medicaid for kids here, including how it works and what services are typically covered.
What is Medicaid?
Medicaid is a state and federally funded program that provides healthcare coverage primarily to low-income families and children. Additionally, Medicaid often covers medical services for pregnant women, patients with special needs, the elderly, and other qualifying individuals. The Medicaid program also helps fund health-related services for schools to provide to their students, such as vision and hearing screenings.
Can children be covered under Medicaid?
Yes, children of low-income families and some children with special healthcare needs or disabilities can often be covered under Medicaid. While qualifying children can be covered up to the age of 19, eligibility must be reevaluated and approved each year.
What does Medicaid cover for children?
Under the Medicaid program, children are able to obtain essential pediatric care and services they need to ensure proper growth and development, detect possible health problems, and thrive both physically and emotionally. While some Medicaid benefits may vary from state to state, Medicaid for kids in Texas typically covers the following:
- Wellness visits
- Childhood immunizations and vaccines
- Acute care visits
- Prescription medications
- Imaging and laboratory studies
- Urgent care
- Dental and vision screening and care
- Hospital care
- Mental health services
How do I find a Medicaid pediatrician near me?
There are various resources for finding out which providers accept Medicaid. All of our pediatricians and physicians at Health Services of North Texas accept Medicaid and CHIP patients in Collin and Denton counties, as well as most other forms of insurance, and we also offer a sliding fee scale to further help families obtain healthcare.
Get the services your child is entitled to and safeguard their health and development with Medicaid-covered pediatric care in North Texas
There is no doubt that seeking routine pediatric care is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your child’s health, growth, and overall quality of life. From monitoring his or her physical and emotional development to receiving critical vaccines to detecting potential medical problems early, pediatric care is an essential part of a healthy childhood. All children deserve quality healthcare, and Medicaid is a fantastic resource to help low-income families obtain these services. If your child is covered by Medicaid or CHIP and you are interested in establishing pediatric care, call one of our convenient Health Services of North Texas locations in Plano, Denton, or Wylie to schedule an appointment today!