Texas Health Steps - Public Health Region 2/3

Texas Health Steps Provider Relations 

The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) service is Medicaid's comprehensive preventive child health service for individuals from birth through 20 years of age.  In Texas, EPSDT is known as Texas Health Steps. 

Texas Health Steps gives children free medical checkups starting at birth, and free dental checkups starting at 6 months of age. Checkups can help find health problems before they get worse and harder to treat. 

Texas Health Steps is dedicated to: 

  • Expanding recipient awareness of existing medical, dental, and case management services through outreach and informing efforts. 
  • Recruiting and retaining a qualified provider pool to assure the availability of comprehensive preventive medical, dental, and case management services. 

All DSHS Public Health Regions have provider relations staff to help operate Texas Health Steps statewide. 

Texas Health Steps members needing help finding a doctor, dentist, or case manager should contact their Medicaid Health Plan (MCO) for assistance or call 877-THSteps (877-847-8377). 

If your child needs Medicaid, please visit YourTexasBenefits.com for information on how to apply. 

Contact Information 

Specialized Health and Social Services Program 
Texas Health Steps Provider Relations 
Public Health Region 2/3 

1301 S. Bowen Road, Suite 200 
Arlington, TX 76013-2262 
Phone: 817-264-4904 
Fax: 817-264-4911 

Email: DSHSPHR2/3SHSS_Reporting@dshs.texas.gov