Health Service Region 1 Texas Health Steps

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Purpose

Texas Health Steps (THSteps) is the Texas name given to the federally mandated program known as EPSDT (Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment). It is a service of the Texas Medicaid program. THSteps provides preventive health care services at regular and periodic intervals to Medicaid clients who are from birth through 20 years of age.

Mission Statements

The mission of Texas Health Steps (THSteps) is to expand client awareness of existing health services, to recruit and retain a qualified provider pool, and to assure comprehensive services are available through public and private providers so that eligible young people in the Texas Health Steps client population can receive medical and dental care before health problems become chronic and irreversible.

Department of State Health Services, HSR1
Texas Health Steps Program 
6302 Iola Avenue 
Lubbock Texas 79424
Phone: 806-783-6445
Fax: 806-783-6455

For THSteps related questions, contact Elizabeth Stanford.


Regional Staff Map

THSteps Providers: 

Online Provider Education

Texas Health Steps Online Provider Education offers a range of high-quality training opportunities to THSteps providers. This FREE training is designed to improve providers' ability to deliver comprehensive preventive health, mental health, dental, and case management services to Medicaid-eligible children from birth through 20 years of age.

THSteps Online Provider Education consists of a number of self-paced, web-based training modules. Each module is divided into sections, with an evaluation component following each section. These evaluations enable trainees to assess their knowledge as they complete each module. An online certificate of completion will be issued after a trainee successfully completes an entire module.

Continuing education (CE) credits can be awarded to eligible participants after the successful completion of each module.  Go to:  http://txhealthsteps.com/


Extra Help!

The THSteps toll-free lines allow individuals to obtain information on Medicaid services and how to access them. By calling the toll-free number 1-877-THSTEPS (1-877-847-8377), a client can receive:


Children FacesTexas Health Steps Services

  • Medical screening
  • Dental checkups
  • Immunizations
  • Vision exams/services
  • Hearing exams/aids
  • Comprehensive care services
  • Case management
  • Laboratory services

Five Children Jumping

THSteps Medical Periodicity Schedule

Children need health check-ups at:

 Birth

2 years

13 years

D/C to 5 days    

2 weeks

3 years

14 years

2 months

4 years

15 years

4 months

5 years

16 years

6 months

6 years

17 years

9 months

8 years

18 years

12 months

10 years

19 years

15 months

11 years

20 years

18 months

12 years

 
30 months    
THSteps Medical Periodicity Schedule

Medical Check-ups include:

  • Health history (family and neonatal included)
  • Physical Examination
  • Measurements (height and weight)
  • Developmental M-CHAT Assessment
  • Mental Health Assessment
  • Immunizations
  • TB Screening
  • Laboratory Screening lead, STD, Hgb or Hct
  • Sensory screening (vision and hearing)
  • Health education

THSteps related links:


External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Department of State Health Services. These links may also not be accessible to persons with disabilities.


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Last updated July 23, 2014