So many illnesses and life-threatening problems cannot be seen, like heart defects, lead poisoning, or hearing and vision problems.
If you or your children – or grandchildren – are under 21, there is something you can do to help protect their health…
…Make an appointment with your doctor TODAY, for a free health check-up. Checkups include physical exams, shots, blood lead testing, growth and developmental checks, hearing and vision, and even dental.
Please call your health care provider to make an appointment for a health check-up.
Regular health screenings, also known as “check-ups,” include exams and tests not performed during visits for illnesses, such as ear infections.
Health check-ups require a special appointment that allows the provider time to conduct physical exams and tests that can find problems you may not know about. Early treatment may keep you or your child from getting really sick later.
Through Medicaid, you or your child can receive FREE health check-ups, from birth to age 21.
Medicaid must assure necessary transportation. You can get help getting a ride if:
- You do not have a way to get to and from a doctor or dentist visit, or
- You do not have a way to get medical or dental items or services that Medicaid covers.
In some cases, the rides you need must be approved in advance. If you belong to a Medicaid health plan, contact your plan. If you do not belong to a health plan, contact the Department of Human Services (DHS).
Call 1-80-642-3195 for more information about the Michigan free checkup program.