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Early Periodic Screening and Diagnostic Testing (EPSDT) Personal Care Services

Eligibility
All Medicaid recipients 0 to 21 not receiving Individual Family Support waiver services. However, once a recipient receiving Individual Family Support waiver services has exhausted those services they are then eligible for EPSDT Personal Care Services.

Services

  • Basic personal care (toileting & grooming activities)
  • Assistance with bladder and/or bowel requirements or problems
  • Assistance with eating and food preparation
  • Performance of some household chores, only for the recipient
  • Accompanying, not transporting, recipient to medical appointments

EPSDT Personal Care Services does NOT cover any medical tasks such as medication administration, tracheostomy care, tube feedings or catheters.

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