Apr 2, 2019

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Feb 5, 2018
*NEW* Child Care Change Report form now available on our website.
Oct 13, 2017
The Family and Individual Services Unit has been renamed Public Assistance in order to be more aligned with the services provided to the public
Aug 21, 2017

Kenynia Howard was indicted by a Sandusky County Grand Jury and pled guilty to theft and Medicaid eligibility fraud.           

Jul 22, 2015

The Sandusky County Department of Job and Family Services along with the eight counties listed below implemented a call center know as COLLABOR8. These nine (9) JFS Departments share a telephone and imaging system between counties to service public assistance consumers.

Nov 7, 2012
Child Support Web Portal Now Available



A. HEALTHCHEK is a program offering preventative health care services to all Medicaid eligible children under the age of 21.

Q. What benefits does HEALTHCHEK offer my child?

A. The benefits of the preventative health care services offered through HEALTHCHEK include:

  • an increase in your child's well-being;
  • a reduced risk to your child's health;
  • help identifying problems early and treating them before they become more serious; and
  • provides education to the family so that they can have the best health possible.


Q. What screening services does HEALTHCHEK offer?

A. Healthchek offers your child a

  • comprehensive physical exam;
  • health and developmental history;
  • lab tests;
  • immunizations;
  • health education; and
  • assessments of your child's
    • nutrition;
    • vision;
    • hearing;
    • development;
    • psychology; and
    • dental health.

Dental, vision and hearing services may be scheduled separately from other Healthchek screening visits if you so desire.

Q. What if medical problems are discovered during the HEALTHCHEK screening?

A. If your child's doctor discovers a health problem as a result of the HEALTHCHEK screening, diagnosis and treatment of that problem can be billed to Medicaid if it is covered under the state plan. If it is not, contact the HEALTHCHEK case manager for referral to other community resources.


Q. How often may my child receive HEALTHCHEK screening services?


A. Your child may receive services under the HEALTHCHEK program as follows:

Age   # of Exams
0-1yrs   Total of 8
2-20yrs   1 per year

As long as your child remains eligible for Medicaid, you may request HEALTHCHEK screening, vision, hearing and dental services for your child.


Q. What if my child doesn't have a doctor, dentist or a way to get to the appointment?

A. Your local County Department of Human Services can provide you with a list of local doctors, dentists and other medical providers if you do not already have one for your child. You can also receive help in setting up appointments and arranging transportation to and from the medical appointments if needed.

Q. Do I have to use one of the doctors on the county list?

A. HEALTHCHEK does not require you to use one of the providers on the County list. That list is provided merely as an aid to help you find a doctor if your child does not already have one. Your child may receive medical services from the provider of your choice as long as he or she is a certified Medicaid provider.

****Note: If you live in a county with HMO coverage, your HMO will contact you regarding how to obtain HEALTHCHEK services and transportation assistance through their system.****


Q. What do the HEALTHCHEK screening, vision, hearing, and dental services cost me?

A. HEALTHCHEK screening, vision, hearing, and dental services are available at no cost to the eligible HEALTHCHEK child or their caretaker.

For more information regarding the HEALTHCHEK program, contact the Sandusky County Dept. of Job and Family Services at 419-334-3891.

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