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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minnesota Department of Health (MDH): Clinical consultation and training
Staff are available for training and consultation on clinical components. For information on C&TC trainings we provide, visit the C&TC In-person Training registration and Requests or the Online Training and E-Learning websites. To request an in-person training, please fill out this training request form. To reach a C&TC child health consultant, email email@example.com.
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 (PDF)
- 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
- Clinic 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:
- Children's Minnesota Community Connect Screening in English (PDF) (also available in Spanish or Somali)
- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Accountable Health Communities Screening Tool (PDF)
- Health Leads Social Needs Screening Toolkit
- Validated, 2-question Food Insecurity (PDF) screening