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.
Interactive Anticipatory Guidance
- 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)
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:
- Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)
- Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)
- Postpartum Depression Screening Scale (PDSS)
Child Health Record Forms
- How to access Child Health Record Forms - Instructions to download forms are listed in the Medical Checkup section.
- World Health Organization (WHO) growth charts for infants and children birth through 23 months
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) growth charts for children 2 years and older
- Childhood Immunization Schedule (Birth through 18 years)
- Catch-up Immunization Schedule (Birth through 18 years)
- Adult Immunization Schedule (19 years and older)
- Texas Immunization Registry (ImmTrac2) Provider Resources
- Texas Vaccines for Children Information for Providers
- Lead Risk Questionnaire Form P-110 English version
- Lead Risk Questionnaire Form P-110 Spanish version
- Texas Health Steps Specimen Collection and Handling Guidance
- Lab Order Forms
Oral Evaluation and Fluoride Varnish (OEFV)
Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (TEHDI)
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
- Call 1-877-THSteps (1-877-847-8377) 8 am to 6 pm, Central Time, Monday through Friday
- Download a referral form. Scroll down to Make a Referral to Case Management section and click on Make a Referral Form.
- Submit a referral form via fax to 512-533-3867.
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.
“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
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
- Clinical Prior Authorization Assistance Chart (Medicaid Managed Care)
- Texas Prior Authorization Call Center (Medicaid FFS)
Formulary and Preferred Drugs
- 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)