Medicaid is a state and federally funded healthcare program that provides assistance to certain low-income and medically vulnerable people. Ohio’s Medicaid program provides a wide array of medical benefits, including doctor visits, prescriptions, prenatal care, and preventive care.
People who are eligible for Medicaid may also be eligible for transportation assistance to and from medical appointments.
How do customers receive Medicaid services?
The federal government requires state Medicaid programs to provide a comprehensive and preventative benefit package for children and young adults younger than age 21. The federal government calls this Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) Program. Ohio Medicaid calls its EPSDT Program Healthchek. Healthchek provides greater availability and accessibility to child health care and assists in the effective use of resources. For more information about Healthchek see the Fact Sheet or for a list of providers.