What is a Child and Teen Checkup?
Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) are routine well-child exams. They are a benefit for children under 21 who are enrolled in MA or South Country Health Alliance. These checkups include:
- Information about good physical and mental health
- Time to ask questions and get answers about your child's health, behavior and development
- Time to discuss thoughts, feelings and relationships
- A complete physical exam
- Hearing and vision checks
- Checks on development and growth
- Lab tests, including lead tests for toddlers
- Fluoride varnish treatments for certain ages
- Referrals to the dentist
Why are Child and Teen Checkups important?
- Regular health and dental checks help keep children healthy by finding and treating any health problems early.
- Children can get tested for exposure to lead and other diseases.
- Parents and children can get information about healthy lifestyles.
- Children can get regular checkups at the dentist.
- Teens and young adults can learn to take charge of their own health, with family support.
Where do we go?
Make sure to ask for a Child and Teen Checkup.
Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) are routine well-child exams done at YOUR clinic, by YOUR healthcare provider. Take along any health forms you need signed for Head Start, WIC, school, sports, camp or daycare.
When should my child get Child and Teen Checkups?
- Between birth and 1 month
- At 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24 and 30 months
- Every year starting at 3 years through 20 years
- More often if needed
When should my child go to the dentist?
- Within six months after the first tooth erupts or no later than age one.
- Dental visits should be made every six months, or more often if you have concerns.
- Dental visits are covered by MA or South Country Health Alliance.
We can help you...
- Find a clinic
- Find a dentist
- Get transportation
- Get an interpreter
Call your clinic today and ask for a Child and Teen Checkup!
- Child & Teen Checkups Website – MN Department of Health
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- When and How to Wash Your Hands
- Teen Driving
- Adolescent Development
- Teen Development
- Limiting “Screen” Time – TV, Computer, etc.
- Teen Dating Violence
- Sex Education
- Family Resources
- Dental Health
- ECHO TV – Emergency & Community Health Outreach TV (in spanish, too)