C&TC Information for Providers
This website links to clinical resources for primary care providers, including C&TC fact sheets, access to training, and other support for C&TC preventive services.
C&TC Periodicity Schedule
The C&TC Schedule of Age-Related Screening Standards, also known as the Periodicity Schedule, summarizes C&TC screening component requirements and recommendations by age. The required components must be completed, or screening exceptions documented, in order to bill for the enhanced C&TC bundled rate.
Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS): Policy, Billing, Coding
Refer to the DHS Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) Provider Manual, C&TC Section for information about C&TC program policy, billing and coding, and other MHCP provider information. For questions that are not addressed there, email email@example.com.
Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) offers free resources and MN–ITS training for enrolled MHCP providers/facilities who bill for Child and Teen Checkups.
Minnesota Department of Health (MDH): Clinical Consultation and Training
Staff are available for training and consultation on clinical components. For information on the C&TC trainings we provide, visit the Child and Teen Checkups Training Descriptions webpage.
To reach a C&TC child health consultant, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
C&TC Coordinators: Local Outreach to Families and Clinics
Every county and four tribes have C&TC Coordinators who provide local support for C&TC; find your local Coordinator on the Minnesota C&TC County/Tribe Coordinator List.
C&TC Coordinators provide:
- Outreach to families to encourage them to go to their clinic for C&TC visits; they also help families find transportation or other help to access appointments.
- Outreach and training for local clinics and providers.
C&TC Fact Sheets for Primary Care Providers
For each screening component or preventive service, there is a two-page fact sheet that summarizes what is required, which staff may provide the service, how it must be documented, and resources for referral and follow-up.
Links to Related Clinical and Referral Resources
Adolescents and Young Adults
Developmental and Mental Health Screening
Birth to 5 years
- Developmental and social-emotional screening of young children (0-5 years of age) in Minnesota
- Early childhood mental health system of care: Map and listing of early childhood mental health services in Minnesota
- List of Mental Health Screening Instruments for Children 6-21 Years of Age
- Detailed Comparison Table of Approved Mental Health Screening Instruments (PDF)
- School-linked mental health services: Map of school-linked mental health services in Minnesota
Postpartum Depression Screening and Referral
- Perinatal Mental Health - Information for Health Professionals, including Clinical Guidelines (PDF) and Maternal Well-being Plan in different languages
Hearing and Vision Screening
- MDH Hearing Screening website
- MDH Vision Screening website
- Hearing Screening Procedure Manual (PDF)
- Vision Screening Procedures Manual (PDF)
- Equipment for Visual Acuity Screening
- Instrument Based Vision Screening
- Screener Checklist (PDF)
- Quick Reference Guide (PDF)
Newborn Screening Follow-up
Social Determinants of Health
Clinics are not required to use any particular screening tool to assess for social determinants of health. Refer to the Health History C&TC Fact Sheet for more information.
Examples of questionnaires or approaches to consider include:
- American Academy of Family Practice - Everyone Project: Social Needs Screening Tool
- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Accountable Health Communities Screening Tool (PDF)
- Health Leads Social Needs Screening Toolkit
Considerations and guidance to help support special C&TC populations that are more likely to experience health disparities, includes a Guide to Preventative Care for Justice Involved Youth (JIY) (PDF).