Children’s Medicaid covers babies, toddlers, children, teens, and young adults age 20 and younger, who are approved for coverage. Children’s Medicaid pays for many health-care services. Here are some examples:
- Medical and dental checkups.
- Other doctor, dentist, and clinic visits.
- Treatment for injuries, illnesses, and other medical or dental problems, including pre-existing conditions.
- Prescription drugs and medical supplies.
- Hospital care and services.
- Emergency care.
- X-rays and lab tests.
- Eye exams and glasses.
- Hearing tests and hearing aids.
- Mental health care (psychology and psychiatry).
Medicaid also covers treatment for diseases and conditions where ongoing services and care are needed. These services include:
- Speech therapy.
- Occupational therapy.
- Devices designed to help a child recover the ability to talk or write.
- In-home nursing care.
To find out about these and other services, call your child’s Medicaid medical or dental plan.
If your child does not get Medicaid services through a plan, call the Medicaid Help Line at 1-800-335-8957.