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Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC): Overview

MN WIC Program

Printable Version: Overview of Child and Teen Checkup Program (PDF: 1.39MB/2 pages)

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.

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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

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When should my child get a checkup?

  • Birth
  • 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)

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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.

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