Tools & Resources

Age-appropriate preventive medical and dental checkups are at the heart of Texas Health Steps services. Turn here first for current screening tools, forms and resources needed to complete required checkup components, make referrals and provide information to patients and families.


Medical Checkups

Periodicity Schedule

Interactive Anticipatory Guidance


Developmental Screening

Autism Screening

Mental Health Screening

Maternal Postpartum Depression Screening

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:

Newborn Screening

Tuberculosis Screening

Child Health Record Forms

Growth Charts


Laboratory Tests

Oral Evaluation and Fluoride Varnish (OEFV)

Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (TEHDI)

Dental Checkups

Case Management for Children and Pregnant Women

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.

“3 in 30” Services

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).

Assessments and Exams

Texas Health Steps Checkup

Health Plans

Vendor Drug Program

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. Find more news and information about the Vendor Drug Program.

Clinical Prior Authorization

Formulary and Preferred Drugs

Referral Resources

Texas Health Steps Provider Enrollment and Support

Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership