Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC)

Minnesota's Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Program

The Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) program is Minnesota’s Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) program which is federally required by (OBRA 89$ 1905 (r) Social Security Act) and is administered by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Children newborn through the age of 20 who are enrolled in MinnesotaCare or Medical Assistance are eligible for C&TC. In 2009, there were more than 400,000 children eligible for C&TC in Minnesota.

Comprehensive and periodic screening or well-child checkups are the foundation of the C&TC program. Periodic examinations or screenings are delivered according to a set schedule, the periodicity schedule, assuring that health problems are diagnosed and treated early, before they become more complex and treatment more costly.

To read more about the background of EPSDT and the C&TC program, please visit the E-Learning training.

You can also visit the Minnesota Department of Human Services C&TC web page.