Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC): Overview
MN WIC Program
- What is the C&TC Program?
- What does a C&TC Checkup include?
- When should my child get a checkup?
- How do I get a C&TC checkup for my child?
What is the C&TC Program?
- Minnesota's name for the federal Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Program.
- A preventive health care program offering comprehensive and periodic well child checkups.
- Children and teens under 21 years of age who are enrolled in Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare are eligible to receive Child and Teen Checkups.
- The program's primary goals are to promote better health for children by preventing disease and detecting treatable conditions early to avoid further serious health problems.
What does a C&TC Checkup Include?
- Information about good physical health
- Answers to your questions about your child's health and development
- Complete physical exam
- Check on development and growth
- Information about thoughts, feelings and relationships
- Immunizations as needed
- Hearing check
- Vision check
- Kab tests as needed
- Referral to the dentist when appropriate
When should my child get a checkup?
- 1 Month
- 2 Months
- 4 Months
- 6 Months
- 9 Months
- 12 Months
- 15 Months
- 18 Months
- 2 Years
- 3 Years
- 4 Years
- 5 Years
- 6 Years
- Every 2 years (after age 6 - through age 20)
How do I get a C&TC checkup for my child?
- Call your child's clinic to schedule an appointment.
- Ask for a "Child and Teen Checkups" exam to be sure your child receives the complete exam and screenings.
- Contact your health plan for more information, or call your local public health agency to ask for assistance from C&TC staff.