KAN Be Healthy
What is a KAN Be Healthy?
KAN Be Healthy (KBH) is a Medicaid program for
children, teenagers, and young adults.
Everyone who is age 20 or under and has a
medical card can take part in the KAN Be Healthy program.
There are four KBH screens:
KAN Be Healthy Medical-Your Body
KAN Be Healthy Vision-Your Eyes
KAN Be Healthy Dental-Your Teeth
KAN Be Healthy Hearing-Your Ears
Stay well with regular KBH screens. KBH
medical screens are encouraged at: birth, 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18,
24, and 30 months, then yearly for ages 3 through 20.
Your medical card will show you when the next KBH
Medical Screen is due. If your KBH Medical screen does not
show on your medical card soon after it is done, call your
KBH medical screens include vision, hearing, and
dental assessments. The KBH screen follows the Early and
Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment guidelines and is
considered an important tool in preventive health care and
What is a
KBH helps you get well faster by getting the care
and medicines that you need:
Prescription and some over-the-counter medicines
(with a prescription)
Rides to the doctor
Extra medical supplies and equipment with a
doctors prescription (such as tube feeding supplies)
Help for children who are homebound due to
long-term physical problems
Eye exams as needed
Eyeglasses and repairs (some limitations apply)
Hearing screens and hearing aids (some
Routine teeth cleaning, including x-rays
Fluoride treatment (some limitations apply)
Sealants, filings, and teeth pulled.
KBH exams are done by appointment at the Health
Department. Call for your appointment.