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Health Tracks

North Dakota Health Tracks, also known as Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) program, is a preventative health care program for newborns, children and young adults through age 20 who are enrolled in Medicaid.

The program is made up of comprehensive periodic screenings and well-child checkups that help prevent and identify health problems before they become too complex and costly to treat.

Covered Services

Health Tracks may cover:

  • Physical exams
  • Hearing and vision checks
  • Glasses and hearing aids
  • Vaccines (shots) and labs
  • Dental care, braces, fluoride varnish
  • Health education
  • Behavioral health screenings
  • Growth and development checks
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Other health services

Health Tracks benefits may be available to Medicaid enrollees at no charge.

Households with a client share may be responsible for the cost of some services. Client share is a monthly amount a person must pay in medical bills before the Medicaid program will pay for medical care received.

A Health Tracks coordinator will help schedule appointments for services and will also help with finding transportation to services. Some services require prior approval, so check with your coordinator about these requirements.

Screening Schedule

Health Tracks screenings are recommended at these ages:

Newborn 12 Months
2-5 days old 15 Months
1 Month 18 Months
2 Months 24 Months
4 Months 30 Months
6 Months Every year from age 3 through 20
9 Months  

Dental Care:

  • First visit - after a child’s first tooth appears or by age one, or sooner, if a problem occurs.
  • Checkups every six months.

Contact Information

For more information, contact a Health Tracks coordinator in the county where you live.

Health Tracks Coordinator Phone Number Counties Served by Coordinator
Tara Berg 701-351-4895 Benson, Cavalier, Eddy, Foster, Pierce, Ramsey, Rolette, Towner and Wells counties
Lynette Canode 701-227-7430 Adams, Billings, Bowman, Dunn, Golden Valley, Grant, Hettinger, Mercer, Morton, Oliver, Sioux, Slope and Stark counties
Cheri Langei 701-793-9443 Cass, Ransom, Richland and Sargent counties
Laurie Santangelo 701-787-8100 Grand Forks, Griggs, Nelson, Pembina, Steele, Traill and Walsh counties
Laurie Kramer 701-320-0393 Barnes, Burleigh, Dickey, Emmons, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh and Stutsman counties
Cindy Bexell 701-852-1376 Bottineau, Burke, Divide, McHenry, McKenzie, McLean, Mountrail, Renville, Sheridan, Ward and Williams counties

Resources

Health Tracks brochure - March 2017

 

Medical Services Division
North Dakota Department of Human Services
600 E Boulevard Ave, Dept 325
Bismarck, ND 58505-0250
Telephone: (701) 328-7068
Toll-free: (800) 755-2604
ND Relay TTY: (800) 366-6888
Fax: (701) 328-1544
E-mail: dhsmed@nd.gov

 

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