Our goal is to keep children healthy!
Child & Teen Checkups (C&TC)
Child & Teen Checkups (C&TC) is the name for Minnesota’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Program. C&TC is a comprehensive health benefit for children and teens from newborn through the age of 20 who are enrolled in Medical Assistance.
Use this health check up for Head Start, WIC, School, or Daycare.
Be sure to bring all the forms you need with you to the Child and Teen Checkup.
Child and Teen Checkups include:
- Information about good physical health
- Information about thoughts, feelings and relationships with others
- Questions and answers about your child’s health
- Complete physical exam
- Immunizations (shots)
- Hearing check
- Vision check
- Lab tests
- Check on growth and development
- Referral to the dentist
Where do I get a Child and Teen Checkup?
You can get a Child or Teen Checkup from your doctor or clinic, or from some local public health departments – contact your local public health agency for details.
Meeker-McLeod-Sibley Community Health Services would like to provide you with the most up-to-date healthcare facilities that provide Child and Teen Checkups.
When should my child get a Child and Teen Checkup?
- Between birth and 1 month old
- At 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24 and 30 months
- At age 3 and every year after and up to age 20
- Whenever sports physicals are needed
What if I need help?
We can help
- Finding a clinic
- Making an appointment
- Finding a dentist
- Getting to a medical or dental appointment
- Finding an interpreter
- Preparing to see the doctor
Contact your local public health agency and ask for the Child and Teen Checkup coordinator.
Children’s Dental Health
Cavities are preventable. They are caused by germs in the mouth interacting with sugars in food and drinks. You can’t avoid germs or sugars, but you can limit exposure to them.
Keep teeth healthy by:
- Drinking fluoridated water
- Using fluoridated toothpaste twice each day
- Avoid sugary foods and drinks
- Fluoride varnish can be applied to teeth every 3 months by a dentist, medical provider, or even your public health office.
- Visit the dentist regularly. It is recommended that children are seen by a dentist by their first birthday or within six months after their first tooth comes in. Schedule an appointment with your dentist every 6 months.
We can help:
- Finding transportation
- Finding an interpreter
- Preparing for your appointment