Well Child Exams and School Physicals
Early childhood screenings help children live longer, healthier lives. The Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment program, or EPSDT, is designed to make sure that a Medicaid eligible child is screened for a wide range of medical conditions. EPSDT services provide a comprehensive look at the child including physical, mental and social issues. The EPSDT program makes sure that all children receive the treatment they need to improve/maintain their health. To learn more, contact 502-222-3516.
Children entering Kindergarten, 6th grade, or who are new to the Oldham County School system, are required to have a School Physical. Our School Physical, done by experienced, certified nurses, includes a review of immunizations and updates as needed. A medical history is completed and a thorough physical examination performed. Age-appropriate anticipatory guidance is offered to the parent or guardian so that they can be aware of the health issues facing their child. Health education is our specialty!
The Well Child examination is similar to a School Physical but is more in depth. These exams usually start at age 2 months, continue at 4 and 6 months, 9 months, then at 1 year old. The exams continue at 15 and 18 months, again at age 2 years and then annually after that.