The health department’s Well Child Program provides physical examinations based on the EPSDT (Early Periodic Screening and Diagnostic Testing) schedule and guidelines. A comprehensive physical exam and history is provided by registered nurses by medical protocols.  A physical can help determine if a child is developing normally and achieving developmental milestones.  The screening not only assesses how the child is growing and developing but also assesses dental health needs, fluoride, lead poisoning risk, anemia, and more.  The health department maintains a close relationship with the child’s medical doctor and refers the child if there are any significant findings.