Parents with children and adolescents enrolled in Medicaid and CHIPS can help to keep their family healthy through active participation in the Texas Health Steps program.  Texas Health Steps or “T-Steps” offers routine checkups for children from birth to age 20, and pays for all costs. 

The frequency and components of recommended T-Steps checkups vary by age, with more frequent visits encouraged in the first year of life. Beginning at age three, children and adolescents should be scheduled for an annual checkup.  Although exams vary based on a child’s specific age, they include all medical screenings, vaccinations and laboratory tests recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Medical providers at Van Horn Rural Health Clinic typically assess vision, hearing, height and weight, nutrition, immunizations and overall development, factors that are reflective of your child’s health status, and may impact your child’s performance in school, and during casual and organized play and sports.

Van Horn Rural Health Clinic is your local Texas Health Steps provider beginning with children age 6 months or older and can also meet the medical needs of children enrolled in the CHIP program.