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The HealthCheck Provider Education System is based primarily on information from the following sources:

  • The HealthCheck Periodicity Schedule developed by the Department of Health Care Finance. The manual was developed in collaboration with many organizations and agencies. The content of this manual is based on the information available at time of publication and will be reviewed and updated periodically.
  • Bright Futures content and philosophy.
  • Medicaid and EPSDT information from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This resource contains information on the EPSDT benefit including periodicity schedule, components of an EPSDT visit, state reporting requirements, and national CMS Form-416 data.


The HealthCheck Provider Education System is designed and maintained by Bright Futures at Georgetown University. See acknowledgments for more information. Georgetown University staff maintain the functionality of the site.

Please e-mail John Richards if you have questions regarding the information contained in the site.

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Information on this site is based on sources cited above. The site is designed to present online training and resources for delivering and documenting Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment ( EPSDT ) services to DC's Medicaid-eligible children and teens and has undergone peer review to ensure accuracy. (See acknowledgments for more information). However, standards may change, and some information may become outdated. Users are advised to consult other sources to confirm information presented on this site. Information presented on this site is not intended to replace medical advice offered by a physician or other medical professionals. Bright Futures at Georgetown University and Georgetown University do not assume responsibility for omissions or inaccuracies in information included in this site, nor liable for damages or any consequences resulting from the use of this information.

The HealthCheck Provider Education System contains links to other websites which are independently run outside of the domain. Links to external websites and/or non-Georgetown University information provided on Bright Futures and/or HealthCheck pages are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only. Bright Futures at Georgetown University and Georgetown University bear no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content, or privacy practices of the external, independent site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

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The materials contained on the Bright Futures website are copyrighted in the following manner: (a) the HealthCheck manual, periodicity schedule, and related materials are copyrighted by the District of Columbia and (b) the Bright Futures materials and derivative works are protected by Georgetown University's copyright policies, unless otherwise stated. If you would like to report a copyright infringement or have questions regarding copyright issues in the HealthCheck Provider Education System, please contact Bright Futures at Georgetown University or Georgetown University's DMCA agent.

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  • the name of the domain you use to access the Internet (for example,, if you are using an American Online account, or, if you are connecting from Stanford University's domain);
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  • the address of the website you came from when you came to visit.

We use this information for statistical purposes and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. Unless specifically stated otherwise, no additional information will be collected.

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