Child & Teen Checkups
Healthy Children Are More Likely
To Grow Up To Be Healthy Adults
Polk County Public Health provides outreach for the preventive healthcare program Child and Teen Checkups. Child and Teen Checkups include well-child medical exams and dental care, at no cost to eligible children and teens. These checkups include specific screening components to improve the health of children and teens, and limit long-term outcomes of undetected health problems.
- Children and teens, birth through age 20 years
- Enrolled in Medical Assistance (MA)
Where are Child and Teen Checkups Offered?
A Child and Teen Checkups exam can be provided by your regular healthcare provider.
What Does a Child and Teen Checkups Exam Include?
- Complete physical exam
- Developmental screening
- Hearing and vision checks
- Lab tests, including lead testing
- Information about good physical health and nutrition
- Information about thoughts, feelings, and relationships with others
- Referral to the dentist
- Referrals to other health specialists, as needed
- Form completion for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Head Start, school, sports, or child care
When Should a Child and Teen Checkups Exam Be Scheduled?
- Between birth and 1 month of age
- At 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24 and 30 months of age
- Every year from age 3 through age 20
Child and Teen Checkups can be used for medical checkups required for Head Start, WIC, school, or child care. For more information on how to schedule and Child and Teen Checkups appointment, or get transportation or an interpreter for a medical appointment, contact the customer service number on the back of your medical ID card.
Public Health can also help families find local medical and dental clinics, and assist with scheduling Child and Teen Checkups appointments. Call Polk County Public Health at 218-281-3385 for assistance.