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Medical, Dental & Social-Emotional Services

1-800-635-2570 • http://chfs.ky.gov/dms/default.htm

Passport Health Plan
1-800-578-0603 • http://www.passporthealthplan.com/

KCHIP: Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program is for children under the age of 19 who do not have health insurance and whose family income is below 200 percent of the federal poverty level

EPSDT: Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment – provides preventative health care for children and teens; specialty health care for medically necessary services.

LHD: Local Health Departments – provide WIC, nutrition, breastfeeding, and other women’s health services. LHD also provide pediatric health services including child physicals, immunizations, fluoride varnish, lead screening and case management, and infectious disease services.

WIC: (Women, Infants, and Children) Nutritional Support Program – Administered by LHD; provides a monthly food package, nutrition education, and access to maternal, prenatal and pediatric health care services to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5.

Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs – provides care for children with physical disabilities.
1-800-232-1160 • http://chfs.ky.gov/ccshcn/

Four points of early childhood dental health:

• First dental visit by age one.
• Robust and dependable oral hygiene by the parent to the child
• Periodic application of fluoride varnishes
• Routine dental care in the early years because even primary teeth are important


CCAP: Child Care Assistance Program – provides subsidy program for low income families

CCR&R: Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies – provides parent referrals and consultation and training of child care providers

CECC: Community Early Childhood Council – improve the quality and availability of child care
Community Early Childhood Council link

STARS for KIDS Now – Kentucky’s voluntary quality rating improvement system,
1-800-421-1903 • http://chfs.ky.gov/dcbs/dcc/stars

CCHC: Child Care Health Consultation – Technical assistance of childcare providers for health, safety, nutrition
1-877-281-5277 • www.kentuckycchc.org

ECMH: Early Childhood Mental Health Program – consist of regional ECMH Specialists who provide consultation and training to child care providers regarding social, emotional and behavioral issues. Also provide evaluation, assessment, and therapeutic services for children from birth through the age of 5 and their families • http://dbhdid.ky.gov/dbh/ecmh.aspx

Kentucky Partnership for Early Childhood Services

KY Partnership for Families and Children, Inc | 600 Teton Trail | Frankfort, KY 40601 | (502) 875-1320 | Toll Free: (800) 369-0533

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