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Child and Teen Checkup Information for families

Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) is Minnesota's name for EPSDT (Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment), a federal program that provides well-child health care for children under the age of 21 enrolled in Medicaid.

C&TC services are important because

  • Regular checkups help keep children healthy
  • Health problems can be found and treated early
  • Children can get tested for anemia and exposure to lead or tuberculosis and other diseases
  • Parents and children can get information about healthy lifestyles
  • Children and teens can get regular checkups at the dentist

Get regular dental checkups

  • Dental visits should begin at the eruption of the first tooth and no later than age 12 months
  • Regular dental visits should continue every six months or more often, if your dentist recommends

Where to Get Child & Teen Checkups

For More Information

  1. Checkup Overview
  2. Recommended Checkups
  3. Incentives
  4. Immunizations

Checkup Overview

What to possibly expect at your child's checkup
  • Complete physical exam
  • Immunizations, when needed
  • Information about good physical health
  • Information about thoughts, feelings and relationships with others
  • Questions and answers about your child's growth and development
  • Hearing check
  • Vision check
  • Lab tests
  • Discussion about routine dental care
  1. 1 Month Visit
  2. 2 Month Visit
  3. 4 Month Visit
  4. 6 Month Visit
  5. 9 Month Visit
  6. 12 Month Visit
  7. 15 Month Visit
  8. 18 Month Visit
  9. 2 Year Visit
  10. 30 Month Visit
  11. 3 Year Visit
  12. 4 Year Visit
  13. 5 & 6 Year Visit
  14. 7 & 8 Year Visit
  15. 9 & 10 Year Visit
  16. 11-14 Year Visit
  17. 15-17 Year Visit
  18. 18-21 Year Visit

Now that your bundle of joy has arrived, it’s time to schedule your baby’s 1-month checkup with his/her doctor! Through Benton County’s Child and Teen Checkups program, this appointment is FREE to anyone on Medical Assistance. Here’s a glimpse at what will be covered in your child’s 1-month checkup:

- A chance to ask your questions

- Reliable information about healthy food,
  sleep, behavior and safety

- A check on how your baby is growing,
  learning, developing, and feeling

- Time to talk about parenting

- Weight, length, head size

- Head-to-toe exam

- Immunizations, if needed

- Follow-up on newborn screening

- Hearing and vision checks

- Support with family needs:

     - Food, housing, utilities

     - Money or job resources

     - Child care

     - Transportation

     - Help with safe relationships, mental health
       or substance use

***Find out where to get free checkups in your area by visiting: Child & Teen Checkups.

More Resources

Parent Handout - What to expect:
- First Week (PDF)
- 1 Month (PDF)