The purpose of the Health Check program is to assure that children who are enrolled in Medicaid or PeachCare for Kids receive regular well-child check ups. The following services are components of Health Check assessments:

  • Comprehensive health and developmental history
  • Vision and hearing screening
  • Immunizations
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Age appropriate developmental assessment through DENVER II for those aged 0-4 months and psychosocial assessments and school success assessments for those 5 to 21 years of age
  • Anticipatory guidance
  • Comprehensive physical examination
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Tuberculosis risk assessment and skin tests
  • Lead assessment Georgia Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
  • Appropriate lab tests
  • Dental referrals

Eligibility is determined by the financial status of the family. All persons from birth to 21 years of age that are enrolled in Medicaid and birth to 19 years that are enrolled in PeachCare for Kids are eligible for Health Check services.

Health Check services are available at all health department locations in the Southeast Health District through scheduled appointments.


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Southeast Health District
1101 Church Street
Waycross, GA 31501
P: 912-285-6002
F: 912-284-2980


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