Child and Teen Checkups

Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) benefit children and teens from newborn through 20 years who are enrolled in Medical Assistance or Minnesota Care.

This program connects children enrolled in a Medical Assistance program with medical and dental service providers and offers information regarding child development, health and safety, and community resources. View our most recent Child and Teen Checkups newsletter.

Well child check

The purpose of this comprehensive well-child exam:

  • To identify potential health problems or debilitating conditions;
  • To provide diagnosis and treatment of those health problems or conditions; and
  • To encourage the development of good health habits.

Preventive health care is so important to child growth

  • Well-child exams help keep children healthy. They increase positive outcomes for the children that receive them and decrease future healthcare bills and costs.
  • Health problems are found and treated early and more serious problems are prevented.
  • Healthy children are ready to learn and develop.
  • Children and families learn at each well child exam about healthy lifestyles and safety habits, how to reduce risky behaviors, and appropriate use of medical facilities.

Each C&TC exam includes :

  • Information about thoughts, feelings and relationships with others
  • Questions and answers about your child's health and development
  • Health History
  • Physical Exam
  • Growth and Measurement
  • Immunization Review
  • Lab Tests
  • Hearing and Vision
  • Developmental Surveillance and Screening
  • Social Emotional /Child Mental Health Surveillance and Screening
  • Postpartum Maternal Depression Screen (Recommended at child visits during first year)
  • Dental Referral (at the eruption of the first tooth and no later than 12 months of age)
  • Fluoride Varnish (Recommended)
  • Mental Health Screenings (for ages 2-20 years)

Well-child checkups should be performed at:

  • 0-1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months
  • 30 months
  • 3 years
  • 4 years
  • 5 years
  • 6 years
  • 7 years
  • 8 years
  • 9 years
  • 10 years
  • 11 years
  • 12 years
  • 12 years
  • 13 years
  • 14 years
  • 15 years
  • 16 years
  • 17 years
  • 18 years
  • 19 years
  • 20 years

Where to get Child & Teen Checkups