EPSDT Resources

Regulations require that PCPs offer behavioral health screenings to MassHealth members under age 21

Providers can learn more about these services via the following:

See the chart below for accepted screening tools that providers must offer, including links to more details about the tools.

Table 1. 

Behavioral health screening tools 

Who completes
the tool?
 

Appropriate age group for the tool 

ASQ:SE 

Ages and Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional

Parent

6-60 months

BITSEA 

Brief Infant-Toddler Social and Emotional Assessment

Parent

12-36 months

CRAFFT 

Car, Relax, Alone, Forget, Friends, Trouble (screening for substance use)

Youth

14-21 years

ECSA

Early Childhood Screening Assesment

Parent

18-60 months

EPDS

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale

Parent

Up to age 21 with an infant 0-6 months

M-CHAT/
M-CHAT-R/F

Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers Revised with Follow-up
Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers

Parent

16-30 months

PEDS 

Parents’ Evaluation of Developmental Status

Parent

Birth to 
8 years

PHQ-9 

Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (screening for depression)
www.integration.samhsa.gov/images/res/PHQ%20-%20Questions.pdf

Youth

13+ years

PSC/
PSC-Y
 

Pediatric Symptom Checklist/
Pediatric Symptom Checklist-Youth Report
www.massgeneral.org/psychiatry/services/psc_home.aspx

Parent/
Youth

4 to 16 years/
11-18+ years

SDQ 

Self-rated SDQ
Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire

Parent/
Youth

3-16 years/
11-16 years

SWYC

Survey of Well-Being of Young Children

Parent

0-60 months

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