The Child and Teen Checkups Program, also known as C&TC, is Minnesota's child health program for children and teens from newborn through the age of 20 years who are eligible for Medicaid. There are over 500,000 children eligible for this program in Minnesota.
Purpose of the Program
The C&TC program recommends comprehensive and periodic screening, also known as well-child checks. Healthy children are more likely to grow up to be healthy adults. Regular checkups give parents and health care providers an opportunity to check children's growth and development, identify any concerns, and treat them early to prevent bigger problems later on.
As part of the Child and Teen Checkups program, Polk County Public Health staff can help parents locate medical and dental clinics, send reminder letters when it is time for a child's next checkup, and answer any questions about the program.
Included in Child & Teen Checkups
The following is included in C&TC:
- A complete physical exam, including height and weight
- Hearing and vision checks
- Information on good health and nutrition
- Lab tests, including lead tests for toddlers
- Referrals to other health professionals when appropriate
- A review of your child's development
When Should Child and Teen Checkups Be Done?
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