It’s important to care for your child’s physical and mental wellbeing. A pediatrician is a primary care doctor for children age 18 and under. A pediatrician manages your child’s health and arranges referrals to any specialists your child may need. Call your child’s pediatrician when they need medical care such as annual check-ups and vaccines. To learn more about the screenings, tests ,and shots your child needs, see our Preventive Health Guidelines.
For help finding a pediatrician or specialist, call us at 855-283-2146 (TYY: 711). Our hours are 8 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday. You can find a doctor online using Find a Doctor.
Care for Your child’s mental health
If your child is struggling with mental health challenges or substance use, we can help. Your child’s mental health benefits are provided through our partner, Carelon Behavioral Health (formerly Beacon Health Options). To find a mental health provider, go online or call 888-447-2526 (TTY: 711).
Children and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS)
Children/youth under 21 and their families may be able to get additional mental health and substance use services through Medicaid. These services, listed below, are provided at home or in the community.
|Community Psychiatric Support & Treatment||Services to help members learn about their behavioral health needs and receive supportive therapy.|
|Psychosocial Rehabilitation||Behavioral health services designed to support a child's/youth's ability to reach appropriate developmental functioning.|
|Other Licensed Practitioner||Non-physician licensed behavioral health therapist who provides clinical services to help members with their behavioral health needs.|
|Family Peer Support Services||Activities and supports for families caring for/raising a child who is experiencing social, emotional, medical, developmental, substance use, and/or behavioral health issues in the home, school or in the community.|
|Crisis Intervention||Behavioral Health treatment provided to children and youth experiencing serious psychological/ emotional issues that require urgent attention.|
|Youth Peer Support and Training||Services for youth experiencing social, medical, emotional, substance use, and/or behavioral challenges in their home, school or the community.|