Use these screening tools, forms and other resources to complete and document required components of Texas Health Steps medical and dental checkups.
- Periodicity Schedule
- Interactive Anticipatory Guidance
Developmental and Mental Health Screening Tools
- Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)
- Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social Emotional (ASQ:SE)
- Parents’ Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS)
- Survey of Well-being of Young Children (SWYC)
- Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT)
- Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised with Follow-up Questions (M-CHAT-R/F)
Mental Health Screening
- Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC-17)
- Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC-35)
- Pediatric Symptom Checklist for Youth (Y-PSC)
- Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)
- Patient Health Questionnaire Modified for Adolescents (PHQ-A [depression screen])
- Car, Relax, Alone, Forget, Family, and Trouble Checklist (CRAFFT)
- Patient Health Questionnaire for Adolescents (PHQ-A [anxiety, eating problems, mood problems and substance abuse screen])
- Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Prevention Screening (RAAPS)
- Tuberculosis Screening
- Growth Charts
- Laboratory Tests
- Oral Evaluation and Fluoride Varnish (OEFV)
- Child Health Record Forms
- Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (TEHDI)
- Texas Health Steps Dental Checkups
- Newborn Screening
Maternal Postpartum Depression Screening Tools
Texas Health Steps providers are encouraged to screen for maternal postpartum depression (PPD) during any infant checkup up to 12 months. Validated screening tools to be used during a Texas Health Steps checkup include but are not limited to:
Case management services may be available for children birth through 20 years and pregnant women who are eligible for Medicaid, have health problems or are at high risk for health problems. Case managers assist patients with a variety of needs.
Some examples include:
- attending a school meeting with the parent to advocate for services.
- referring patients and families to state and federal benefits, such as Medicaid waivers and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
- finding a behavioral health specialist or mental health services.
- addressing issues such as homelessness, substance abuse, or domestic violence.
Use these screening tools, forms, and other resources to complete and document required components of Texas Health Steps medical checkups.
- Find a case manager in your area
- Refer Patients enrolled in STAR or Traditional Medicaid
For School-Related Needs
Refer patients enrolled in STAR Kids to their MCO for case management needs.
- Submit a Request for Case Management for STAR Kids Clients. Scroll down to Make a Referral to Case Management section and click on Request for Case Management for STAR Kids Clients.
Texas Health Steps - Approved Tools
Use these resources to perform the coordinated health services for children entering conservatorship by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS).
The Vendor Drug Program manages the state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) formularies, enrolls pharmacy providers wanting to provide Medicaid and CHIP services and processes outpatient pharmacy claims for patients enrolled in traditional Medicaid and other programs. News and information about the Vendor Drug Program is available here.
- Early Childhood Intervention Referral Form (Scroll to “Referrals” to download the form)
- Local Mental Health Authority (LMHA) / Local Behavioral Health Authority (LBHA) Referral Resources
- Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership Online Provider Search
- Texas Health Steps Provider Outreach Referral Form (Scroll to “Referrals” to download the form)
Share these helpful Texas Health Steps-approved tools with your staff and colleagues.